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I am in Townsville and would love to try growing Aussie/Atherton raspberries I have seen the plants in nurseries but the price is ridiculous.
I have found some seeds for sale on ebay but I was wondering if how easy they are to grow from seed.
Would love one to try
It seems a bit of a weed that needs controlling and doesnt have the acid sweet taste of the “true” raspberry.
Read this! This may be helpful for your.
Plant in autumn or winter in rows facing north to south, as this ensures the plants receive even sunlight. They benefit greatly from a sheltered site with shade from the afternoon sun.
Before planting, dig a trench to loosen the soil, then work in plenty
of well-rotted compost or manure as you fill the trench. Create a ridge
that is about 10–15cm above ground level, as this will improve drainage.
To support the raspberry canes, attach three horizontal wires to
lattice, a fence or firmly anchored posts. Soak some bare-rooted stock
for about half an hour in a bucket of diluted seaweed tonic before planting.
Plant at the same depth as they were originally, using the soil mark
on the stem as a guide. Mulch with lucerne 10cm deep, then water well.
They are very underwheming taste, yes they are edible, but I will never bother with them again when it takes just as much time to grow regular raspberries.
They should not be expensive as they become quite a weed if the conditions are right