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Rubus Idaeus Fallgold is a deciduous golden raspberry with white summer flowers and tasty yellow fruits in late summer and autumn. It suits kitchen gardens, mixed borders, and well-watered and fed containers.
Rubrus idaeus is the European raspberry. It’s native to both Europe and Northern Asia and has been cultivated for centuries. The yellow cultivar Raspberry Fallgold is a compact size with particularly tasty raspberries. Its fruiting season extends from summer into autumn hence its name Fallgold.
In spring, typically scored dark green leaves emerge on thorny canes which are followed by tiny white flower buds in the warm spring months. The flowers are attractive to pollinators and mature into large juicy golden raspberries. If it’s well watered, Fallgold may produce two flushes of fruit. One in early summer, then a second in late summer.
This is a reliable variety of autumn fruiting raspberry that produces lots of sweet fruit on strong upright canes. It’s excellent in kitchen gardens because its compact size fits neatly into fruit cages.
Height And Spread of Rubus Idaeus Fallgold Raspberry Fallgold is a compact autumn fruiting raspberry that reaches a maximum of 2.5 metres and spreads over 1.5 metres in 2-5 years.
How Hardy Is Rubus Idaeus Fallgold If its roots are well-drained and it’s grown in full sun Raspberry Fallgold tolerates wet and cold UK winters.
How To Use Rubus Idaeus Fallgold This is a great choice for kitchen gardens and fruit cages because it doesn’t get too large. Another excellent autumn raspberry for kitchen gardens is Rubus Idaeus Tulameen. Autumn fruiting raspberries are also lovely additions to a mixed flower border in low-maintenance spaces where their flowers attract pollinators and the fruit is taken by blackbirds. Raspberry Fallgold will grow in a good-sized container on a sunny balcony, deck, or patio but you must water and feed it regularly or the fruit will fail to develop. These large sweet raspberries can be eaten straight from the plant or made into jam or jellies.
How To Care For Rubus Idaeus Fallgold Raspberry Fallgold prefers full sun but it will cope with partial shade too. Full sun will increase the fruit yield. Choose a sheltered, sunny spot in neutral to acidic soil and water it well through the growing season. Raspberries are not keen on alkaline soil, so if yours is very chalky add lots of organic matter to the planting hole or use a container of good quality compost. Canes that have finished fruiting can be cut back and new canes tied into supports. Raspberries like fertile soil, so add lots of well-rotted organic matter to the roots in spring and again in summer for the best harvest.