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Raspberry -- what cultivar are you growing?

Planted my new raspberries today. (Hurting now :roll: ) These are Anne (Yellow) and Prelude Red.

Bareroot plants arrived during the 80°F heat wave so I stored them in the laundry room where temps would stay cool rather than the garage which was heating up to mid-80's. Ran water through the plastic wrapped roots and then buried them in the long shipping box full of shredded paper they came with, just the canes sticking out at the corners of the cut open lid flaps while taping the lid shut. Watered again during the heat wave by simply pouring water down the canes -- wetting the shredded paper surrounding the root area.

Then we had those days nights dipping down to mid-20's. So I put the box out in the garage near the garage doors so they would stay dormant.

This and that and it's been a whole week since they arrived (and the instructions said to plant within 2-3 days :|).

When I unwrapped them today, there were some roots that were a little dry but they were mostly damp with some new shoots and roots starting to grow. So I think I got to them just in time.

Soaked in bucket of de-chlorinated water with a shovelful of compost, then planted in sand and compost enriched soil. Minimum prep -- hopefully won't regret it later, but felt like they HAD to be planted and didn't have the energy or time to do more. Plenty of earthworms cavorting in the soil and the semi-unfinished compost so hopefully that will help. :(). After watering with the compost infusion used to soak the roots, mulched with moistened shredded paper topped with old hay and straw that spent the winter under a none-weather tight tarp, which should draw more earthworms. 8)

Soil temp was 45°F today.
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Re: Raspberry -- what cultivar are you growing?

My husband planted 3 raspberries and two grapes for me on Easter. I am very excited I hope we get some this year. All others berries are off and running also lots of buds. Rhubarb is in 2nd year and it looks great. Strawberries blooming already. all looking well so far.

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Re: Raspberry -- what cultivar are you growing?

As usual, I’ve been watching for some raspberry suckers/runners that I can transplant along our raspberry fence. There are always plenty of them, and I enjoy moving them to extend the lines of berries, or fill in the places where old berries have died out. I love that I'm able to keep my raspberry patch healthy and full, while at the same time saving money and plants that might otherwise just get run over by the mower. I'm looking forward to a spectacular harvest this year. Hope you all have a wonderful summer too!

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Re: Raspberry -- what cultivar are you growing?

Between 4 crowns each of Yellow Anne and Red Prelude that I planted early this spring, I have been harvesting just a handful (anywhere from just 2-3 to a dozen or more) raspberries every day since late August (taking over in a relay from the Triple Crown Blackberries that were similarly harvested during August). It's been just enough for the kids to snack on *every day* with a couple for DH and me once in a while.
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They should yield more next year for the grownups to eat and maybe enough extra to preserve 8)
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