Botanical Name: Rubus occidentalis 'Nantahala' PP20689
Height: 4-6 ft
Spacing: 3 ft
Depth: Plant at same depth as in shipping container. For a bareroot plant: Hold plant in hole, spread roots, plant crown 1" below soil; fill 1/2 way; compact soil; complete filling; compact soil; water well.
Spread: 4 ft
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Yield: 1-2 qt
Foliage: Dark green
Blooms: May- Sept
Fruit: Fruit is conical, dark attractive red, longer & wider in size than the traditional favorite 'Heritage'. Firm, yet juicy fruit has a superior, excellent sweet flavor.
Soil Requirements: Organic, well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy loam
Pruning: Thin fruiting canes in late winter or early spring before they start to grow. Remove all weak canes and thin the strong canes so they are 4-6 inches apart over the width of the row; narrow rows if necessary to 15-18 inches wide.
Comments: New primocane fruiting red raspberry released by North Carolina State University. Qualities are: late harvest season and large berry size. High- quality fruit can be harvested later into the fall with Nantahala than with other primocane fruiters on the market. In Cherokee 'Nantahala' means 'land of the midday sun'. Thorny canes- although just small spines at the base of the canes.
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