This early – mid season variety is moderate in vigour with an upright habit. The cane are spine-free and produce heavy crops of beautiful glossy fruit, moderate in size. The fruit is orange-red in colour, has a round to slightly conical shape. The berries are firm with a good acidic raspberry flavour. Lyon has good disease resistance to aphid virus, cane botrytis & leaf spot virus. The fruit has a good shelf life and freezes well.
Cropping season: early-late July. 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.