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Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil. Succeeds in acid and calcareous soils. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade, though it fruits less well in the shade. Established plants are drought resistant. Hardy to about -15°c. This species has biennial stems, it produces a number of new stems each year from the perennial rootstock, these stems fruit in their second year and then die. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°c and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. This plant is a cultivar and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn. Plant them out direct into their permanent positions.
A range of garden hybrids.
Not known in the wild.
Fruit - raw or cooked.
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