Easy to grow, high yielding, and fairly low maintenance.
This variety fruits on first and second year canes, giving them a longer harvest season than other brambles. Fruit begins in late summer and continues through late fall. Or, shorten the harvest season and allow only a fall crop by mowing the canes down in March. This eliminates the need for trellising. Root system is rhizomatic, so they require edge maintenance to prevent expansion.
While the berries are sweet and juicy, red raspberry leaves are also useful to make a nourishing tea! Considered a women's tonic herb as well as good for treating colds.* They are a source of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. The taste of red raspberry leaf tea is pleasant- light and reminiscent of hay. It's worth having a raspberry patch nearby solely for a constant supply of red raspberry leaves!
*This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and does not intend to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Grows 4-6’ high and wide in full-part sun and average, well drained soils.
Size: 4.5 deep
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.