Rubus idaeus 'Zeva'

Rubus idaeus ‘Zeva’

Raspberry

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in May

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Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

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Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Rubus idaeus 'Zeva'
  • Common name: Raspberry
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Delicious raspberries, Rubus idaeus, are very easy to grow. From just a few plants you’ll be able to harvest bowlfuls of fruit from midsummer until mid-autumn. They can be eaten straight from the plant, used in jams, summer puddings, coulis and wine, and they also freeze well.

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Raspberries can be grown in any size garden, as long as they have a fertile, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. Some varieties can even be grown in containers.

Most people grow summer-fruiting raspberries, which bear fruit from late June to August, on the previous year’s growth. To prune, simply cut back all stems to ground level after fruiting. Autumn-fruiting raspberries produce canes that flower and fruit the same year. Cut down all their canes in winter, allowing new canes to develop as a wide row the following year.

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Rubus idaeus ‘Zeva’ is a summer-fruiting raspberry, producing good yields of sweet-tasting, large fruit from July onwards. Fruits grow on current season’s growth. ‘Zeva’ is more tolerant of cold climates than other raspberries, and is suitable for growing in northerly regions.

How to grow Rubus 'Zeva'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Harvest
Harvest

Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do not Harvest in March

Do not Harvest in April

Do not Harvest in May

Do not Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do not Harvest in September

Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Rubus 'Zeva' and wildlife

Rubus 'Zeva' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, has seeds for birds and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Rubus 'Zeva' poisonous?

Rubus 'Zeva' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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