An early thornless variety. Waldo is a heavy cropper of firm, attractive fruit with a glossy appearance. The berries are extremely large and have an exceptional flavour. Growth is compact so a good choice if space is at a premium – can even be grown self-supporting as a bush. Ideal for planting against a wall or fence or growing in a container. Performs best when planted in sun or partial shade. Highly recommended. Eventual height and spread: 1.8m (6ft). Cropping season: August/September. Self fertile.
Plant 3m (10ft) apart in rows. Best grown against a fence or wall for support in well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.
Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertiliser with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Fruit is produced on the previous year’s stems. Tie in the new shoot – these will flower and fruit in the second year. Cut away the older stems and replace them with new vigorous shoots. Cut back damaged shoots in late winter and apply a general fertiliser.