Allotment Update


By John McKinlay

This autumn I have had a huge crop of my autumn fruiting raspberries. For those that are interested in growing them the variety is Joan J, and are available just now from Marshals. Very reliable producing an abundance of big berries with an excellent flavour, mid August to the end of September.

Autumn fruiting varieties fruit on the current seasons growth thus avoiding the tying in and staking of summer fruiting varieties that fruit on the previous seasons growth. No need to net possibly because at this time of the year there is plenty other food for birds.