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With the high cost of fruits and vegetables in the grocery store, why not simply grow your own in your own back yard. You'll have much fresher cleaner food to eat, improving your health while saving money on groceries. You are also taking a giant step towards a eco-friendly lifestyle by growing your own produce. It will connect you with your neighbors, and have a positive impact on family life by teaching children about the importance of food quality and production. All while protecting the planet. Or maybe even earn a secondary source of income by selling the fruits of your labor at a farmers market.
About this Variety
Raspberry Red Latham vines produce full-flavored berries that are great for eating, canning, freezing, jams, juices and pies. This plant is self- fertile, and easy to grow as its vigorous and disease resistant.
- Grow your own fresh fruit!
- Eat healthier
- Raspberries are among the easiest fruit and vegetables to grow for beginners
Grows 4-6' tall
Plant 3-4' apart, bud union 1" above soil level
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant raspberry roots after danger of frost has passed in spring. To plant: Remove plant from packaging. If the roots are dry, soak the roots no more than two hours before planting. Do not submerge the plant. Soak roots only. Find a full sun location that receive 6+ hours of direct sunlight per day. Dig a hole slightly larger than the spread of the plant's root system. Place the plant in the center of the hole. Spread out the roots and back fill with soil. Firm the soil around the roots as you back fill. Water thoroughly at planting and during the growth period. Trim the plant to about 1/2 its original height and remove small side branches.
Pruning is the key to productivity. After fruiting is complete, prune the old cane off as low as possible