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Rubus idaeus 'Malling Admiral' (F)
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raspberry 'Malling Admiral'

'Malling Admiral' is a fairly vigorous raspberry with erect canes. Fruit red, firm, long with a small core and good flavour; heavy crop from late July to mid August

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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
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Green Red
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Suckering
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 rows between parallel wires for support. Mulch with acidic material such as composted bark. 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
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Cut back all stems that have fruited, in autumn and train in new growth ready for the following summer's fruit

Pests

Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle, glasshouse red spider mite and gall mites

Diseases

Good general resistance to disease

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