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Red Raspberry Plant Collection

Product ID: 40

Exclusive! Harvest fresh raspberries all season with this collection of three varieties.

Our collection of early, mid, and late-season varieties includes 5 plants each of Prelude (early, summer-bearing), Encore (mid-to-late season, summer-bearing), and Polana (early, fall-bearing). Varieties begin fruiting in their second year and are typically harvested mid-June through early August. Grows best in Zones 3–8. Please check individual varieties for specific zone information. Varieties are subject to change depending upon availability.

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This perishable item ships weekly from March through mid May, starting in the South. Add item to cart and enter your shipping zip code to select from a list of available ship dates for your plant hardiness zone. If you wish to choose a ship date earlier than the recommended dates you must place your order by phone (1-877-564-6697). Physical address required for delivery (no PO Boxes).
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 (approx. 32-40°F/0-4°C).
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 2' wide, with paths between the beds a minimum of 8' wide. Space plants 18-24" apart in the row. For bare-root plants, spread the roots laterally from the stem and cover roots with 1/2-1" soil. For plug plants, transplant plugs deeply enough to cover plug soil with 1/2-1" garden soil. Irrigate well after transplanting and maintain good moisture levels until plants are well-established or for 4-6 weeks after transplanting.
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. 50 plants/100' row, or 3,630 plants/acre at 24" spacing, rows 8' apart.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rubus spp.

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

Begins fruiting second year after planting

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


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