Rubus idaeus 'Leo'PBR
Raspberry 'Leo' PBR - 3 litres
Rubus idaeus Raspberry 'Leo' is highly rated late-cropping summer variety, with large, firm orange-red berries with a superb flavour ripening cropping from late July to late August, usefully extending the seasons. Delicious fresh and excellent for freezing and jam making. Bred at the East Malling Research Station, with exceptional resistance to virus. All raspberries are self-fertile.
Container grown plants can be planted throughout the year. Bare-root plants are available from November to March. Plant 45cm apart in well-drained, preferably slightly acid soil. Needs support: tie to post-and-wire supports with the top wire at 1.65m. Ripens best in full sun, but light shade is acceptable. Shelter from strong winds is essential. Prune annually immediately after picking, cutting all fruited canes down to ground level. Select the best 6 new canes and tie in 10cm apart. In February cut all canes to 15cm above the top wire.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Rubus idaeus|
|Common name||Raspberry 'Leo' PBR|
|Flower colour||Green, White|
|Plant breeders' rights code||'Leo'|
|Plant type||Soft Fruit|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Stem colour||Brown, Green|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||1.6m - 2.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|