These red berries are so tasty right from the moment they are picked… but you will want to save some for your pancakes, cereal or your favorite dessert!
There are so many varieties of raspberries. Our friends had over 10 varieties in their not so small garden! From the summer bearing to the golden and fall berries. They all had a unique flavor.
Raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June. Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees are excellent pollinators of brambles. The more bees working your planting, the more fruit you will harvest.
- Raspberry plants need full sun to produce the most fruit. The plant will grow in part shade, but harvests will be meager.
- Space red and yellow types 2 to 3 feet apart; space black and purple types 4 feet apart.
- Raspberries are self-fertile. You’ll get fruit with only one cultivar. They’re best pollinated by bees.
- Prune all types annually.
- Raspberries will start producing fruit a year after planting.
- Note: rabbits love to eat the canes in winter. A chicken wire fence will help prevent rabbit damage
AND… how about this Sturdiwheat Raspberry Bundt Cake Mix! Serve this up with fresh berries and ice cream…it’s a winner!