Scottish Daily Mail



THERE’s still time to plant raspberry canes. home-grown raspberrie­s are delicious and, for small gardens, autumn cropping varieties are your best bet.

Their first fruits ripen as early as August, but can continue to produce delicious fresh raspberrie­s until late october. The best varieties include the old but highly dependable Autumn Bliss and its wonderful yellowfrui­ted sport, All Gold.

They may look odd, but this variety has excellent flavour and is immune from bird attack.

Newer varieties include big juicy Polka and plump-fruited Joan J, whose stems are prickle-free.

You still have time to order autumn raspberry canes from specialist suppliers such as Pomona Fruits ( pomonafrui­ or chris Bowers ( chrisbower­

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