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Octavia, Raspberry

EU 14919
The berries are large, uniform, firm and easily detached. Their fruit size is larger than Tulameen averaging 6.6 grams per berry in trials. The flavour is pleasant and the colour good, if a little dull. Detailed tests at EMR East Malling have highlighted the variety’s excellent shelf life; yield is excellent with 3.3kg per stool recorded by JHI. Octavia is a moderately vigorous, thorny selection producing upright, leafy laterals with well presented fruit. Bud break is good and the variety crops to the base of the fruiting canes. They are susceptible to Root Rot. Resistant to biotypes 1-4 of the large Raspberry Aphid, Cane Botrytis and Cane Spot. The 50% pick date of Octavia has consistently been 11 to 12 days later than that of Glen Ample. Octavia has exceptional winter hardiness and survived -30º C in Poland in the 2006/7 winter.

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Standard Cane: £1055 per thousand
Root: £24.50 per kg

Additional charges may apply, please see the Cold Store Charges tab for more information.

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How To Grow – Plant from autumn through to late spring in a sunny position with free draining soil. Floricane raspberries (summer fruiting) will require a sturdy support system made of posts and horizontal wires, primocane raspberries (autumn fruiting) do not require supports. Plant in rows spaced 60cm (24”) apart and prune to 15cm (6”) above ground level immediately after planting to encourage more growth. At the time of despatch, canes will be dormant and often look dead, but this is completely normal. Prepare holes in the soil wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Please plant as soon as possible upon arrival and water well, apply a mulch to protect the roots from cold temperatures and the canes will then begin to establish. If conditions prevent immediate planting, heel the plants in.

More Information – Fresh dug raspberry canes are available from early November to January. Coldstored raspberry canes are available from February to May. The prices listed are for quantities per thousand, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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