Grow your own soft fruit
Raspberries are ideal for pies, jam or eating fresh. They require free-draining soil and do not like wet soils.
|Great for cooking, disease resistant
|June - July
|Superb eaten fresh, disease resistant
|High yields, pest and disease resistant
|High yields, strong flavour
|July - August
|Sweet flavour, large and juicy berries
|July - August
|Masses of large, sweet deep-red berries
|July - October
|Good for wetter soils, prolific
|Firm texture, good flavour
|August - October
Blackberry and Hybrid Berry Fruiting
Blackberries and Hybrid Berries are great for cooking, making jam or eating fresh. Modern varieties are thorn-free too!
|Upright, almost thornless stems with masses of fruits. Reliable and disease resistant
|Masses of large, sweet, conical fruits on thornless stems. Ideal eaten fresh or cooked
|Heavy cropper, dark juicy fruits, cold tolerant
|Compact, thornless, hanging basket variety with masses of cascading fruits
|Large, sweet, abundant fruits appearing on 1st year canes. Very upright and almost thornless
Blackcurrants have intense flavour and are perfect for cooking, baking and making jam. They also freeze well!
|Ideal for the smaller garden, heavy cropper, good for colder sites
|Heritage variety, compact, tart fruit have excellent flavour
|Late flowering, large sweet berries, heavy cropping, disease resistant
|Late flowering, late cropping, high yields and the best for juicing
|Rich tart flavour is great for cooking, freezes well, heavy cropper
Eaten fresh or in deserts, strawberries are easy to grow and the perfect summer fruit.
|High yields with a sweet and juicy fruit. Perfect for jam making, as a desert or for freezing.
|Very large fruits with great flavour. Very adaptable to all conditions.
|Sweet and juicy with high nutritional value. Good disease resistance.
|Great for container growing, high yields, disease resistance and jam making.
|Long cropping period with reliable fruit, good flavour.
|Very large fruits, high yields, great commercial variety, good in a dry summer.
|High yields of large fruit, with a second crop in autumn. Good for growing under cloches/tunnels.
|Good commercial variety with large, uniform, sweet fruits.
|Great in containers or in the ground, fast growing, high nutritional value and sweet flavour.
|High yields and flavour with good pest and disease resistance. Better for heavy soils.