An attractive and delicious red dessert variety which spreads to form an open bush that is virtually spine-free - so picking the 3-4 lb of fruit that you can expect from every plant each June could not be easier!
Good vigour and mildew resistance make this an easy to grow variety.
Prepare the ground well before planting. Remove all weeds and dig in plenty of well-rotted manure in to the area. Once planted apply a mulch of well-rotted manure every spring as well as a nitrogen and potassium fertiliser.
Make sure the plant is watered in dry weather and net the bushes to protect the fruit from birds.
In the first year prune shoots back by half to three-quarters to an outward-facing bud in winter. After that prune out weak and older branches only.
Position: full sun, but some shading needed in very hot weather
Soil: any well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Other features: large, red berries (late July)
Hardiness: fully hardy
The plant is grown in a 3.5 litre pot