A delicious summer treat!
Raspberries are one of the best fruits for home gardeners to grow as they do not keep or ship well and are very expensive in stores. If you have a patch of ground in full sun, then maybe a raspberry patch is in your future? Boyne is a very reliable variety which fruits in July. It produces glowing red berries with a wonderfully sweet flavour. After harvest in the summer, cut down to the base all stems (canes) that have fruited, leaving the new growth to produce berries the following year. Heritage is a vigorous everbearing variety that will produce a summer crop in July and a fall crop in September. In the fall, cut down all fall fruiting canes after frost and they’ll be back next year with a bountiful crop.
Raspberries should be grown in a sunny location in narrow rows. Canes grow vigorously and may need to be supported with stakes and string. Raspberries can be eaten fresh, made into jam or try freezing some for winter treats (my family’s favourite!)
Drop by the farm and we’d be happy to help you out with your raspberry patch!