raspberry - Rubus

How do I care for my Raspberry bush?
The Red Raspberry can produce fruit twice a year and is a very stable grower. Because this shrub has superficial roots it is important to fertilize it regularly. This should be done with calciferous soil or compost for normal to acidic soil. To be extra careful, you can tie up the plant during frost periods.

What is the best Location for a Raspberry plant?
Raspberry plants grow best in sun/semi-shade. It is a typical forest plant and thus likes humus rich and well-draining soil. It is sensitive to wind and does best in a spot where it is sheltered from the wind. 

Is this Rubus suitable as a cut flower?
This Rubus is not a suitable cut flower, but you can pick and eat its delicious berries. Completely cutting back its branches will negatively affect its fruit production. 

Where does the Raspberry plant come from?
It originally comes from Europe and Asia. This shrub does well in our climate and it also naturally occurs in mid-Europe and Scandinavia.

When does the Raspberry flower?
This plant produces fruit twice a year: in the summer from its old wood and in August-October on its new wood. It has a two year cycle and thus has a flowering year and a fruit producing year. 

Can I prune the Raspberry?
There is no need for pruning it in the first year. After that you can prune its branches back to about eight buds per branch. 

  • Winter hardiness:
    Good

  • Soil type:
    Slightly acid, humus rich

  • Moisture levels:
    Moisture draining

  • Location:
    Sun/semi-shade

  • Height:
    To 150 cm

  • Evergreen or deciduous:
    Deciduous

  • Pruning:
    After harvesting the berries

  • Fertilizing:
    Use compost

  • Flower:
    Unobtrusive flowers/small bunches

  • Fruit:
    Large, shiny berries

  • Flower period:
    June/July

  • Harvest:
    October

  • Trivia:
    Birds also love these berries. Beat them to it or cover the plant with nets for instance.

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