How To Buy Raspberry Plants For Your Garden How To Buy Raspberry Plants For Your Garden

Before you buy raspberry plants, check the plants for disease. The canes need to be fresh, so avoid plants with any spots on the leaves. Raspberries can be planted from November to March. 

Buying Raspberry Plants: Things You Should Know

  • How big it will get. Certain species of the plant can grow up to be 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
  • When the fruit will ripen. Buy plants that will ripen at different times so you can have fruit throughout the growing season.
  • What type you have. The most common plant is called the American raspberry. Within the group, there are several varieties as well as hybrids of the red and black caps.

Two Types of Raspberry Plants

Raspberries are divided into two main categories: summer-bearing and everbearing. TEverbearing raspberries produce 2 crops each year. The first grow on the top half of the plant around the beginning of fall, and then in spring, a second crop grows on the bottom half.

Summer-Bearing Raspberries

Summer-bearing plants take roughly 2 years to mature and produce 1 crop each summer. Some types include:

  • Meeker
  • Newburgh
  • Latham

Everbearing Raspberries

Everbearing plants produce 2 crops each year. The first grow on the top half of the plant around the beginning of fall, and then in spring, a second crop grows on the bottom half. Varieties include

  • Autumn Bliss
  • Summit
  • Heritage

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