Raspberry - HeritageScientific Name: Rubus idaeus
Best Planted In Zone: 3-8
Heritage is a classic name in raspberries, a red variety with sweet flavor and great holding ability on the vine. Unlike some varieties, Heritage won’t fall to pieces if you delay picking the ripe fruit a day or two; it stays firm, juicy, and super-flavorful. Heritage raspberries are an everbearing variety, producing tasty, medium-sized, firm red berries from mid-summer into fall. Plants are very vigorous and resist powdery mildew. The plant reaches a mature height of 30 to 60 inches and a width of 24 to 36 inches. USDA ZONES: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
Raspberries grow best in full sun and in well-drained loam soil that is high in organic matter. If your soil is heavy or doesn’t drain well, we recommend planting in raised beds. Use a good quality garden soil composed of high organic matter or compost. Use lime if the soil ph is low. Avoid planting in an exposed windy area. Prepare the soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches and plant in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Set plants 28 to 30 inches apart in rows 8 to 10 feet apart or train up a trellis. The planting hole should be large enough to allow the entire root system to be covered. Spread the roots out and set each plant so that the uppermost roots will be covered with soil. Water the plants well at planting time and once more within the week. Continue weekly watering (unless it rains) until your new plants begin to grow. It is especially important to maintain consistent soil moisture while your raspberry plants are becoming established the first year.
They do best in enriched garden soil that is moisture-retentive but well-drained. Plant about 3 feet apart in the row, or train up a trellis. For best growth, cut back immediately after planting, to prevent the plant from setting fruit the first year. This will give you much stronger growth and better harvests in years to come. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown