Raspberry Picking?

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.

Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees are excellent pollinators. The more bees working your planting, the more fruit you will harvest.

Helpful hints

  • 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

To read more from the University of Minnesota on growing and different varieties of Raspberries click here.

Our Sturdiwheat Raspberry Pancake Mix can be topped off with some fresh raspberries and a sweet raspberry syrup too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OR make your own Chocolate Raspberry syrup!!  Click here for the recipe.

AND… how about this Sturdiwheat Raspberry Bundt Cake Mix! Serve this up with fresh berries and ice cream…it’s a winner!