Posted: 28/02/2017 at 18:02
Autumn Bliss are a well established autumn fruiting variety. Get them in the ground now, with some compost and perhaps a bit of feed such as blood, fish and bone. The will need to be well watered in, but nature will probably arrange that! They shouldn't need much in the way of support, and I haven't found that the birds bother with them much.
You may get a bit of fruit off them later this year, but next year should be better. Typically, they start to produce small amounts of fruit in about August and carry on fruiting well into October. Rather than giving a glut like the summer varieties, they tend to give a small but steady supply for many weeks.
Then you leave the canes in place until early next spring, when you cut them all down and new ones should grow.
I have no idea how healthy and strong Aldi's plants will be, but you might as well give them a go!