5-10 days earlier than Heritage with larger berries. Rich, intense raspberry flavor. Large, conic-shaped, red fruit. Widely adapted. NOTE: May not mature early enough for some Northern growers with early frost. From Maryland. Grows best in hardiness zones 4-7.
All raspberry plants are shipped from March through April for spring planting
Latin Name: Rubus spp.
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Begins fruiting second year after planting
Shipping Information & Notes
This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
This product cannot be shipped to Canada
This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada
SHIPPING NOTES: - Plants will arrive as dormant, bare-root transplants. If you are unable to plant them right away, keep the roots damp (but not wet) and store in a cold place (around 32°F/0°C). - Plants are shipped from mid-March through the end of April, starting in the southern U.S. You may choose your desired ship week or select the ship week designated for your location (by USDA Plant Hardiness Zone). Please be aware that by choosing ship dates earlier than the recommended date for your Zone, there is a chance that the product could freeze in transit. - Plants are shipped via FedEx. Please provide a street address for delivery (no PO Boxes). - We cannot ship plants outside of the U.S., or to U.S. territories. - For shipments to AK and HI, Zone C charges will apply.
We will contact you with shipping pricing if you live in a U.S. Territory or an International Area.
CULTURE: Raspberries perform best in full sun, with good air movement and fertile, very well-drained soil. Raised beds are an option if your site is poorly drained. Raspberries prefer soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. PLANTING: Adequate spacing is important for best yields. Beds should be 3-4' wide, with paths between the beds a minimum of 8' wide. Space plants 28-36" apart in the row. Spread the roots laterally from the stem when planting. Proper soil moisture is important during the establishment year and drip irrigation is the best method. Mulch to keep the soil evenly moist and to prevent weeds. Our Raspberry Planting Guide, included with each order explains pruning and trellising, and contains information on specific diseases. HARVEST: Beginning the 2nd year for Summer Fruiting varieties. Everbearing varieties will bear a small crop during their 1st year. Raspberries for fresh eating are almost always harvested by hand, as they do not ripen uniformly enough to machine harvest. Keep berries cool after harvest. SPECS: Approx. 38 plants/100' row, or 2,047 plants/acre at 32" spacing, rows 8' apart.