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Prelude Raspberry
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Prelude Raspberry

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Summer's First Sweet Berries!

If you simply cannot wait for those first raspberries of the summer, Prelude is for you! Berries ripen earlier than any standard variety (mid June), and bear a smaller crop again in the fall. Rich coral-red colored berries are sugary sweet and bursting with juice, yet are firm enough to hold up for processing. Plants are hardy and vigorous, with very few thorns and fruit spaced openly for ease of picking. Easy to maintain and disease resistant— just enjoy tons of sun-sweetened berries each summer.

No. 1, 1-yr. plants. Zones 4-8.

U.S. Patent No.11747.

Zones: 4-8
Height: 4-6 ft
Shade Requirement: Full/part sun

Prelude Raspberry
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Prelude Raspberry Product Details

Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus var. "Prelude" Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Height: 4-6 ft

Spacing: 3 ft

Depth: same as in the nursery

Spread: 5 ft

Sun/Shade: Full/part sun

Pollinator: Self-pollinating

Yield: 1-2 quarts

Color: White Flowers

Foliage: Medium green

Blooms: June

Fruit: Conic, 1 inch, 2.2 grams, deep red berries

Form: Upright

Soil Requirements: Organic, well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy loam

Growth Rate: own

Pruning: In late winter, early spring, prune and thin your raspberry plants. Any time of the year, you can prune out dead or diseased canes.

Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch

Comments: Matures seven days earlier than standard early season varieties, in late june and early july vigorous plants sucker freely. Fruit is easy to harvest. Prelude also bears fruit on primocaines in the fall. Good disease resistance. Sparse thorns.Planting: in heavy clay, add 1/3 to 1/2 sand and 1/3 compost or composted manure crown should be at soil level. Prune dormant bareroot to 2". If the plant is potted, no pruning is necessary when planting. Growth: produce on 1 year old stems. Remove old canes after they have produced making room for new canes. In summer, cut young canes back to 4-5 feet, keep laterals to 2-3 ft. needs supporting due to large crops and berries.

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