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About Raspberries 

 

There are many desirable cultivars of the Rubus or Raspberry family. An excellent source of dietary fiber and micronutrients, the fruit is most beneficial when consumed fresh. The fresh fruit can be red, black, purple or yellow and is borne on first or second year growth depending on cultivar. An added benefit of the Raspberry is the desirability of its flower to the honeybee and other pollinators who find its nectar quite appealing.

 

Everbearing raspberries bear fruit on primocanes or canes that grow from the root system each year. These types can be pruned to the ground each winter. Raspberries can also be borne on floricanes or canes that grew the prior year. These raspberries tend to ripen earlier than those borne on primocanes. Floricanes can be pruned during the growing season to promote the growth of more canes for the next year.

Raspberry Care

 

Select a sunny location with good drainage to plant raspberries. Water regularly and deeply for the first year, especially during dry periods. Fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer before the plant comes out of dormancy in the spring. If needed, use an insecticidal soap during the growing season to control insect pests. Adding mulch annually reduces weeds and preserves moisture.

Our Raspberry Varieties
Anne Yellow Raspberry
Anne Yellow
Bristol Black Raspberry
Bristol Black
Caroline Red Raspberry
Caroline Red
Heritage Red
Heritage Red
Polana Raspberry
Polana
Prelude Raspberry
Prelude
Red Autumn Britten Raspberry
Red Autumn Britten