Red Raspberry or Rubus idaeus is a red fruit that grows natively in North Asia and Europe.
Red Raspberries grow on a perennial bush that can last for over two years. This bush grows red raspberries after its second year of blooming, the first year it produces flowers or vegetables only. The shrub that this fruit grows on can reach up to 7 feet high with the right climate and soil. They do best in well-drained soil with a Ph of 6 to 6.8. This plant has a USDA hardiness zone of 3 to 8, making it perfect for the northern climate. The bush must be planted 4 to 6 weeks before snow season is over for it to bloom and flower on time or at all.
The bush for red raspberries prefers full sunlight and loamy soil. The best time to harvest red raspberries would be mid-summer in July and again around September before the weather becomes too cold. This bush can grow around 4 to 5 feet tall. Red raspberries are red fruit with a small layer of soft fur. Red raspberry is traditionally considered tart when it has bloomed. The bush can produce fruit for up to six weeks after the bush has flowered and the fruit has come to a season, red raspberries ripen in June and July.
The red raspberry plant makes for a delicious and nutritious addition to any garden or yard.
The red raspberry is a self-pollinating berry producing a plant. Self-supporting, vertical canes can grow in nearly any soil type so long as it is well-drained. Berries can be harvested more than once in a season which usually falls between July and September. The red raspberry plant thrives in full sunlight and is cold-hardy. Mature red raspberry plants can grow to approximately 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. The red raspberry plant is bush like in appearance; the leaves are dark green and spade shaped. The plant produces dark red berries. Red raspberry plants also grow well on fences or trellises. The red raspberry is one of the few fruits that is scarcely troubled by pests and disease making them easy to care for. The berries are ready to pick in early summer for about a two-week period and then will bear a second crop in the early fall. The berries can be used for eating fresh or for canning, freezing and making baked goods or jams.
Red Raspberry Ships As – Bareroot Plant