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Raspberries

Raspberries

(Rubus spp.)

We have several floricane raspberry cultivars, which generally give higher yields than primocane raspberries. Floricane raspberries produce fruit on the second year’s growth while primocanes flower and fruit in the same year.

Cultivars

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Honeyqueen

*Developed by Mr. Robert Erskin of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Fruit:

  • Color: Yellow
  • Flavor: Apricot like flavor, without the tartness of red raspberries
  • Yield: N/A

Bush:

  • Suckering: Does sucker
  • Height: 3-6ft tall
  • Hardy: Prairie hardy
  • Growth Habit: Upright and arched
  • Trellising: May need to as they have long thin canes that tend to lie on the ground

Red Bounty (U of S)

*Good for backyards and market garden settings

Fruit:

  • Color: Red fruit
  • Flavor: Great taste
  • Yield: High yield (7,222 kg/ha), prolific producer with large berries

Bush:

  • Suckering: Does sucker
  • Height: 3-6ft tall
  • Hardy: Very hardy
  • Growth Habit: Compact, takes a few years to get tall
  • Trellising: No

Red Mammoth (U of S)

Unavailable until Fall 2017

*Large fruit (21.5mm diameter, 2.75g)

Fruit:

  • Color: Red fruit
  • Flavor: Sweet flavor
  • Yield: Highest yield mid to late season

Bush:

  • Suckering: Does sucker
  • Height: 3-6ft tall
  • Hardy: Great hardiness
  • Growth Habit: Medium to above average vigor
  • Trellising: May need to be trellised, if heavy with fruit
  • Other: Suitable for mechanical harvesting and processing

Steadfast (U of S)

*Best suited for home gardens

Fruit:

  • Color: Red fruit
  • Flavor: Good
  • Yield: Greatest production mid-season, produces over a long period of time

Bush:

  • Suckering: Low suckering
  • Height: 3-6ft tall
  • Hardy: Good hardiness
  • Growth Habit: Round
  • Trellising: No

Wyoming

Unavailable until Fall 2017

*Hardiest of the black raspberries

Fruit:

  • Color: Black fruit
  • Flavor: Unique raspberry/blackberry flavor
  • Yield: N/A

Bush:

  • Suckering: Does sucker
  • Height: Up to 8ft tall
  • Hardy: Hardiest of the black raspberries
  • Growth Habit: Long arching branches
  • Trellising: May need to be trellised, if heavy with fruit

Details

About raspberries

A 2006 study from the Crop Diversification Centre in Brooks found that floricane raspberries easily out yielded primocane cultivars.  Red Bounty had the highest yield of both floricane and primocane berries with 7,222 kg/ha.

Most raspberry cultivars have a mature height of 3-6 feet and a spread of 4-5 feet.  Some sucker more than others – those with less suckering should be planted in home gardens where space might be at a premium.

Raspberries should be spaced at 2-3 feet within the row.  Between row spacing can vary, depending on the degree of suckering.

PRUNING

Fall or spring, typically done in the spring after canes have leafed out, so you can easily see the dead canes remove to the ground

Remove spent canes :

  • longer, thicker, multiple lateral branches, and may have remnants of last year’s fruit
  • grayishpeeling bark
  • remove spindly or short canes

PLANTING & SPACING CHART

In Row Spacing 2ft
Between Row Spacing 12-18ft

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