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Heritage Raspberry

Thrives almost anywhere
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  • SKU: 80891
$9.99
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Heritage Raspberry

Description
Heritage Raspberry will produce a continuous harvest of big bright juicy red berries. A modest crop will arrive in mid summer, and then heavy crop lasting from August till frost. The one year old canes will arrive ready for planting— they are excellent for the home grower. They will thrive in most soil types, and are hardy in very cold climates. Easy to maintain— simply mow the canes after frost and they'll grow back next year to bear extra-sweet juicy fruit. Resistant or tolerant to most, if not all, major raspberry diseases and self-pollinating. Hardy canes don't need staking. Enjoy tasty fresh raspberries from the garden, as well as canned or frozen.
Product Details
  • FormUpright.
  • LightFull to partial sun.
  • Height4 - 6 feet.
  • Spread5 feet.
  • Spacing3 feet.
  • Zones4 - 9
  • FoliageMedium green foliage.
  • Flower FormOpen, single, rose-like flowers 5 - 10 to a cluster.
  • ColorWhite blossoms.
  • BloomsJune - August.
  • FruitLarge, dark red berries.
  • Soil RequirementsOrganic, well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy loamy soil.
  • Growth RateModerate to fast growth rate.
  • PruningIn early Spring before new growth begins, cut the old canes as low to the ground as possible to encourage buds to break from below the soil surface. Remove and discard the canes. Obviously, this approach cannot be performed with Summer-bearing red raspberry cultivars that bear fruit on second-year canes.
  • PollinatorSelf-pollinating.
  • CommentsNo need to wait for fruit with Heritage! This super-productive bush sets big, bright red berries on 1-year stems. The tasty fruit is of excellent quality and good size for canning, freezing and fresh eating. Very productive and dependable; berries appear in profusion at the end of August through October. Hardy and vigorous bush grows 4-6' tall. Self-pollinating: does not need another plant nearby to set fruit. Holds in good condition on plant and after picking. Sweet, mild flavor. Very strong, vigorous, self-supporting canes. Suckers prolifically and spreads rapidly. Fairly tolerant to heavy soils, though susceptible to root rot in poorly drained soils. First crop in early July; second, heavier crop from September to frost. Heavy Fall yields when mowed to ground level in early Spring while still dormant. If heavy soil, add peat moss, dehydrated cow manure or compost. Hold plant in hole, spread roots, plant crown 1 inch below soil, fill 1/2 way; compact soil; complete filling; compact soil; water well. Susceptible to Verticillium Wilt. Do not plant where tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, or peppers have been grown in the past 3 - 4 years. Plant as far away from these vegetables, if growing them also. Can train to trellis. Berries are ready to pick when they separate easily from the stems. Birds will eat berries.
  • YieldApproximately 1 - 2 quarts.
  • Botanical NameRubus idaeus 'Heritage'
  • DepthSame as in the nursery.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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