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                                                             Elite Spawnbed - Narborough, Norfolk

R. W. Walpole Ltd are pleased to offer a full range of raspberry varieties which includes the very best floricane and primocane selections available to the commercial grower.

Planting healthy cane is crucial to the success of your crop. In order to achieve the highest possible standards of health we restrict our propagation to sites which have never previously grown raspberry and, wherever possible, our stocks are entered and inspected under the Plant Health Propagation Scheme (PHPS).

Our Certified Stock are grown from virus tested parent material supplied by the Nuclear Stock Association (NSA) and sourced from JHI or Naktuinbouw (NAKT).

We recommend

  1. Planting Dates – We strongly advise customers to wait until the leaves have dropped in the autumn before planting. November and December are the ideal planting times for raspberries but good establishment can also be obtained in early spring. Later planting is less reliable and we cannot take responsibility for the performance of fresh canes supplied after 1st March.
  2. Cold Storage – Customers wishing to take delivery after 1st March are requested to contact us to arrange for the short-term cold storage of their canes which will be charged at £3.50 per week per thousand canes. Please note that cold-stored canes are slower to break bud than those held a ambient.



Small Quantities (UK only)
All prices quoted on this website apply to quantities of 250 raspberry canes or more for an individual variety. We are pleased to supply smaller quantities across our range but such small quantities attract and additional charge of £110/1000 to cover the extra handling and packing costs for orders between 50 and 250 canes. Orders of 50 canes or less are subject to our small order price list which is available on request. Payments made by credit card will be subject to a 2.0% charge.

PHPS Charges - As a result of the government’s austerity programme charges levied by FERA have been increased. As a direct result it has become necessary for R W Walpole Ltd to charge separately for PHPS certification which equates to £5.20/1000 for raspberry canes.


Soil Grown - Bare Root Plants

Available November - February fresh lifted and ex cold-store in the spring by arrangement.

Standard Cane
Very popular and widely used for planting in soil to establisha traditional fruiting plantation.

Long Cane
Selected on the basis of cane height, thickness, root structure and bud number.
  • These should ideally be planted in January or February allowing the plant to develop new roots and become established during cool weather.
  • Ideally planted in substrate. If planted in soil then it must be light, open and well prepared.
  • If cold-stored long cane are used then shading and misting may be required to slow bud break whilst roots develop.
NB: Unfavourable conditions result in poor bud break, reduced flower numbers and smaller berries.

Bare root, field grown long cane are lifted when fully dormant and bench graded to ensure uniformity and quality. Long can can be root wrapped and packed in lined bulk bins ready for cold-storage at a charge of £50 per 1000 per thousand cane. Cold storage is charged at £3.70 per bin per week.

Field grown and supplied washed in 8kg crates ex cold-store. Available January - June.

  • Suitable for long distance shipping.
  • Can be kept frozen at -2 degrees C until required.
  • Please order by the end of February.
Substrate Grown Plants

Spring Potted Plants

Raised from rooted fresh tips and avilable in 40 cell trays April - June.
  • Suitable for soil planting into well prepared raised beds with drip irrigation.  These plants will develop rapidly and evenly to produce cane for fruiting the following summer.
  • Ideal for planting into pots for growing on as potted Long Cane.




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