I’m very pleased with this pair of Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’® plants that found their way to my desk today. I wasn’t expecting them so it was a lovely surprise! This compact little variety is the latest thing in Raspberries. It’s a dwarf variety that’s supposed to grow to just 3 feet high so they will be perfect on my patio. Better still, they are totally thornless which makes them even more appealing.
They arrived looking bushy and healthy so I have very high hopes for them! My raspberry plants are growing in 3 litre containers which is a nice size of plant – small enough to establish quickly, but also large enough to bear a decent crop next year. Thompson & Morgan also sell them in the smaller 9cm pots if you want a cheaper option, and don’t mind waiting an extra season for the plants to catch up in size.
I’ve decided to pot one up and plant the other in the ground as I’m curious to see how they will perform under different circumstances. I’ll keep you posted as they grow …
Browse through the excellent ‘how-to’ guides and variety reviews at our dedicated raspberry hub, and learn how to grow your own tasty raspberries.
Plants and gardens have always been a big part of my life. I can remember helping my Dad to prick out seedlings, even before I could see over the top of the potting bench. As an adult, I trained at Writtle College where I received my degree, BSc. (Hons) Horticulture. After working in a specialist plantsman’s nursery, and later, as a consulting arboriculturalist, I joined Thompson & Morgan in 2008. Initially looking after the grounds and coordinating the plant trials, I now support the web team offering horticultural advice online. I have a keen interest in drought resistant plants and a passion for perennials, particularly hardy Geraniums. I previously stood as regional secretary for the International Plant Propagation Society which gave me lots of opportunities to see what other horticulturalists were up to in their nurseries and gardens.