An exceptional variety! One of the best and heaviest cropping mid-season varieties around. The spine-free cane are upright and vigorous and produce long fruiting laterals with sparse foliage for easy picking. Exceptionally high yields of very large, bright fruit of superb flavour. The fruit also holds well without spoiling. Ample has a good level of disease resistance. Cropping season: mid July-August. Self fertile.
Plant 45cm (18in) apart in rows 1.2m (4ft) apart.
Plant in a sheltered spot in a well-drained but moist, fertile soil in full sun or light 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 cane. First year cut down old canes when new shoots appear. Cut older cane back to ground level after fruiting and tie in newly produced cane & remove tips.