Tuesday, 10 June 2014

CONNOISSEURS FRUIT VARIETIES - Purple Raspberry 'Glencoe'

Your guide to unusual and specialist fruits
GLENCOE PURPLE RASPBERRY
An interesting and sought after variation. The fruit colour is a dark and dusky purple, much darker than a normal raspberry. There is only one variety of Purple raspberry in cultivation, called Glencoe. The berries are small but the colour is dramatic and the flavour is rich and powerful. It can be e enjoyed fresh but is better added to yogurts or jams and preserves. The growth habit with this Raspberry is different, it makes a more bushy wide spreading plant that should’t be pruned as hard as conventional raspberries. It has a smooth shiny purple cane and should be planted 5-6’ apart.

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