A bramble, composed of canes growing from root suckers.
Productive 4-20 years, depending on care.
9' high and as wide.
White, five petals.
Spring. Low chill plants often bloom early and their flowers can be damaged by late frosts,
lowering fruit production.
Years before fruiting:
The "berry" is an aggregate fruit, with many small round fruit clustered together,
connected to a center part called the torus. When picked, the fruits release from the torus, and a raspberry
resembles a bowl with a hollow center. The berries do not ripen further if picked before they are ripe.
Months for fruit to ripen:
1-1.5, depending on cultivar. They are ripe when they come off the vine
with a very gentle pull, and must be checked daily. If too soft, they are over-ripe.
Storage after harvest:
Eat immediately at room temperature or store in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freeze for longer storage. At room temperature, raspberries can start to get moldy in 2 hours.
Dark green, fuzzy, wrinkled, toothed edges, 3-5 leaflets.
Canes are biennial, rootstocks are perennial. The canes can be thorny or thornless, depending
on the cultivar. First year canes (primocanes) are green, second year canes (floricanes) are brown.
Summer bearing canes produce vegetative growth the first year and bear flowers and fruit the second year,
Everbearing canes produce vegetative growth the first year and bear flowers and fruit on the top one-third
of the cane in the fall. The second year they bear flowers and fruit on the bottom two-thirds of the cane,
Shallow, spread by rhizomes, invasive in moist areas.
Cultivars of Note:
for USDA zones 8-9
'Anne' yellow fruit, everbearing.
'Heritage' red fruit, everbearing.
'Mammoth' red fruit, everbearing, thornless, USDA zones 4-8.
'Tulameen' red fruit, summer bearing.
Other cultivars Most reputable nurseries state that raspberries grow best in zones 4-8.
Experiment with different cultivars to see which ones are successful in USDA zone 9 in your location.
Attracts bees, birds, and small mammals that eat the fruit.
Toxic / Danger:
Commercially grown raspberries originated in the non-desert regions of Asia, Europe, and