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Rhapsody Strawberry Plants


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.


Late season
Finest flavour
Disease resistance
For the north
Traditional varieties

A superb new late season variety from the Scottish Crop Research Institute. Every now and again we have had the pleasure to introduce a new variety that is just that 'extra' special. Rhapsody is just such a a variety, a name that will give you pleasure for many years to come. Raised from a cross between 61G5 (Talisam x Cambridge Vigour) and Cambridge Favourite. The season is late with a 50% pick date some 10 days after Cambridge Favourite. In ministry trials, Rhapsody has had a consistent record of very good health including resistance to Red Core. The yield has been very heavy, consistently outyielding Cambridge Favourite, often by a considerable margin. Plant habit is attractive with characteristic pale green crinkled foliage that is erect to display the fruit well. The medium to large sized fruits are attractive glossy red, long conical in shape with a solid juicy, mouth-watering red flesh. The flavour is superb. Without any doubt Rhapsody has inherited and even improved upon the wonderful flavour of its grandparents Vigour and Talisman. Recommended by the Ministry of Agriculture National Fruit Trials as a new late season variety with high yields, improved quality and better disease resistance. Rhapsody is a must for every connoisseur of flavour. Very highly recommended.

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.