This specialist variety is the result of a cross between a black raspberry and Glen Prosen. The deep rich purple fruits have a waxy bloom and an excellent intense flavour and, similar to the Black raspberries, makes superb jams, sauces and wine.
Glen Coe is a significant improvement compared to other black varieties in being spine-free.
The variety is vigorous producing a moderate number of semi-erect canes from the stool and does not sucker like a normal raspberry. Good disease resistance.
This variety is difficult to propagate and availability is limited.
This unique raspberry was bred by Dr. Derek Jennings at JHI.
Mid-season with yields comparable to red raspberries.
*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.