Very popular variety, vigorous and heavy cropping – producing almost double the yield than that of other varieties. Large pale green berries, smooth skinned with an extremely sweet flavour. Essentially a culinary variety but can also be eaten fresh. The fruit is superb for cooking with as its stays firm, it also freezes well, maintaining shape and colour. Invicta is resistant to mildew and leaf spot. Eventual height: 1½m (5ft). Eventual spread: 1m (3ft).
Cropping season: late July/August. Self fertile.
*Bareroot – November to March is the ideal time to plant bare-root plants. These are plants that have been grown in open ground, then dug up for dispatch and planting during the dormant season. They are called ‘bare-root’ plants as they are supplied with no soil around their roots. They will come packed in damp compost to stop the roots drying out and should be planted as soon as possible. As long as the compost is kept damp planting can be delayed for a few weeks if necessary.