Sun exposure: full sun
Water: average water with good drainage
Soil: prefers rich, fluffy soil with good
organic content, but will tolerate a wide
range of conditions and sites
Nutrient requirements: responds well to
fertilizer after blooming begins in spring
Care and Pruning
Netting is recommended to keep critters from eating your fruit.
Summer-bearing pruning: after picking fruit from a cane, prune that cane all the way to the ground.
Ever-bearing pruning: on first crop, prune each cane to the ground after you have harvested fruit. Do not prune after picking the fall crop.
Summer-bearing: mid to late summer
Ever-bearing: summer and fall
Uses for Fruit
Raspberries are great eaten fresh, in jams and used in a variety of recipes such as pies, cakes, muffins and ice cream.