Bareroot sales are done for spring but potted plants are still available at the nursery!
Species: Rubus sp
History: These red raspberries were grown by our great-grandmother and have been passed down through the family.
Why We Grow It: We might be a little biased, but we think they have superior flavour! The fruit is very uniform, not crumbly, and holds its shape well fresh or frozen.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3
Soil Preference: Loam and sandy loam, prefers soils that are moist but well-drained
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: ?
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different raspberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Bloom Colour: White
Ripens: Late July
Storage: Keeps less than a week when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, juice, cooking, baking
Height Above Soil Line: 30cm+
A note on the "Grandma" Series: Inspired by Ken's 'Grandma Ethel Black currant', we decided to curate our own repertoire of family favourites! Check out our tried-n-true rhubarb and gooseberries in addition to the currants and raspberries.