Rubus idaeus ‘Malling Promise’
Raspberry ‘Malling Promise’, Summer-fruiting raspberry ‘Malling Promise’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Malling Promise’ _ ‘Malling Promise’ is an early fruiting raspberry with thorny stems and firm, red fruit with medium flavour ready for harvest in early summer. This cultivar is heavy cropping, virus resistant and tolerant of poor soils.
Green, White in Summer
Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.
Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Raspberry leaf and bud mite , Vine weevil , Woodlice
Good resistance to phytophthora root diseases. Avoid planting where you have grown tomatoes, peppers, or potatoes to avoid verticillium wilt.
Remove fruited stems after harvest. Select six to eight of the strongest canes and, if growing with wire supports, tie them 10-15cm apart along the wires. Cut remaining young stems at ground level.
WHERE TO GROW
Rubus idaeus ‘Malling Promise’ (Raspberry ‘Malling Promise’) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.
Add to salads, Banks and Slopes, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens
Plant outdoors in summer in well-drained acidic soil. Plant in mounded rows or raised beds between parallel wires for support. Raspberries hate to have wet feet. They are also hungry feeders, so mulch with acidic material such as composted bark.
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
South, East, West