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Rubus idaeus 'Glen Ample'PBR (F)
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raspberry 'Glen Ample'

'Glen Ample' is a mid-season cultivar with heavy yields and good disease resistance. It has large fruit of excellent flavour. Recommended for freezing. 'Glen Ample' carries heavy crops on spine-free canes

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Green Red
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in an acidic or neutral soil pH and mulch with acidic material such as composted bark. Train raspberries in rows between parallel wires for support. See Raspberry cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in the dormant season. Lift new canes along with their rootballs. Choose only newly planted, disease-free stock from which to propagate

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Edible fruit
Pruning

Prune as for summer fruiting raspberries, removing all fruited canes down to ground level in early to mid autumn. Train in new growth

Pests

Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and gall mites. Some susceptibility to raspberry leaf and bud mite

Diseases

Good general resistance to disease, but can suffer from fungal leaf spots, raspberry spur blight and botrytis. Some tolerance to phytophthora root rot. Good resistance to main aphid vector of raspberry viruses

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