Latham Red, Raspberry Plants
Botanical NameRubus spp.
Learning Download: How to Grow Raspberries
Raspberries grow best in cooler climates, but some newer varieties allow the berries to grow in warmer climates, too. A majority of raspberry plants are summer-fruiting, and they also are self-fertile.
Before Planting: Soak raspberry roots for an hour before planting outside. Prior to planting, amend the soil with some compost.
Planting: When planting, keep the crown of the plant an inch or two above the ground.
Watering: Raspberries require 1-1 1/2 inches of water per week.
Fertilizer: Fertilize raspberry plants in the winter. Use organic fertilizers in the early winter and inorganic fertilizers in late winter or early spring. When using an inorganic fertilizer, opt for a 10-10-10 or a 20-20-20.
Days to Maturity: Raspberries will not produce fruit until their second season of growth. When a raspberry is ripe, it will easily leave the vine so don’t pull too hard or it might become crushed.
Harvesting: To harvest, pick the berries on a sunny day when the fruit is dry. Don’t wash them after picking because the berries will become mushy.
Tips: Make sure you plant the raspberries far away from wild-growing berries, since the wild-growing berries can cause an increase in disease.
Raspberry plants will ship at the appropriate time for your planting zone. The chart below estimates when your raspberry plants will arrive. You will receive an email notifying you when your strawberry roots ship giving you a few days to prepare for planting.
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*This product is perishable and does not ship outside the United States.
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