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Heritage Raspberry

Large, mild flavored dark berry

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Heritage Raspberry

Large, mild flavored dark berry

Sets big, bright red berries on 1-year stems! Simply mow canes after frost—they'll be back next year with extra-sweet, juicy fruit. Tasty fresh, canned or frozen. Self-pollinating. One gallon potted. Zones 4-8.

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SKU: 72875
$29.99
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Grows in zones: 3-9
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  • Botanical Name: Rubus occidentalis 'Heritage'
  • Height: 5 - 6 Feet
  • Spacing: 3 - 4'
  • Spread: 4 - 5'
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: White
  • Size: 1 Gallon Pot
  • Blooms: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Form: Shrub, red raspberry
  • Flower Form: Open, single, rose-like flowers, 5-10 to a cluster.
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established, which takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks.
  • Pruning: Benefits from a heavy trimming in early spring while dormant. Early spring.
  • Foliage: Compound leaves, mid green, pubescent.
  • Comments: Because of its everbearing quality, this variety can even be mowed to the ground in early spring while plants are still dormant to invigorate the plants and generate higher yields. No 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.

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