From the classic Heritage Everbearing Raspberries to the unique, gilded Golden Raspberry, we have a wide range of Raspberry Bushes with delicious flavor, vibrant color, and easy growth. In fact, our Raspberries are so effortless that they can be planted in your garden, alone as an ornamental bush, or in containers inside your home or on your patio. The majority are self-fruiting and thrive on their own (meaning you won't need to take a lot of space to get your own harvest). However, if you plant Raspberry Bushes with other varieties, they will cross-pollinate and provide a larger harvest of berries.
How to Plant Raspberry Bushes
They thrive in an array of environments and conditions, but you will want to choose the variety that does best in your particular growing zone. Once you've determined your growing zone and purchased the perfect pick, the process is simple. Most Raspberry Bushes prefer full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil.
When you've selected your location, dig a hole that's large enough to accommodate your bush's root ball and make sure that it's a little wider for future growth. Place your shrub, backfill the soil and water around the area to settle the roots.
When to Plant Raspberries
As far as when to plant, late fall is ideal but in colder areas, you can wait until early spring. Simply ensure the threat of frost in your area has passed when you plant your Raspberries.
Which Raspberry Bush is Ideal For My Area?
Whether you choose to garnish salads, elevate main courses, or create succulent desserts, your home-grown Raspberry Bush will deliver delicious bounties that are second to none.
However, successful growing starts with variety and choosing different types of berries to start your garden. Summer-bearing raspberries are sweet and plump. Everbearing raspberry plants produce in the summer and fall months, so you get large amounts of berries. They may be small but they can produce scores of fruit if you ensure they stay well-maintained! The most important first step is selecting the ideal Raspberry for your location based on your growing zone and your specific landscape conditions.
What is a Raspberry Cane?
You may hear a Raspberry Bush's canes referred to often in the gardening world. Though Raspberries are perennials, their branches (a.k.a. canes) fruit for just two summers. During the bush's first year, a new green cane begins to grow. The new cane develops brown bark, goes through winter dormancy, and during the second growing season, this fresh cane (also called a floricane) produces fruit in early to mid-summer. These new canes grow each year, so fruit production continues year after year. Simply prune out those dead canes each year to make sure you get the best fruit possible!