Rubus Heritage Raspberry
Rubus Heritage Raspberry
Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Heritage'Item #7004 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
The classic Heritage is the best fall crop selection! This ever-bearing vine produces a moderate summer crop, followed by an abundant fall harvest of sweet berries. Unlike some, the fruit will not fall to pieces if picking is delayed a day or two; it stays firm and juicy. Excellent flavor for eating fresh or in jams. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 8 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-usPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 8 ft. long.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasPlant this tasty berry near a fence, wall or wherever you can provide plenty of support and room for its long, fruit-laden canes. Grow as a freestanding shrub in a large garden bed and stake canes. An ideal and delicious Raspberry to grow for two crops or--if all the canes are cut down in late winter--one, large late crop. Be the only one on your block with fresh raspberries in September!Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
- CareCare InformationProvide fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. After harvest, prune to ground older canes that have fruited, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop. Train newer canes on trellis. May be lightly tip-pruned and fertilized in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The genus Rubus aka brambles falls into the Rosaceae family and may resemble some of the bramble roses. This group contains most of the berry fruits that are botanically speaking not true berries but drupe fruit. Linnaeus named it from the classical name for raspberries, ruber, meaning red. He chose the species name from the Roman physician Pliny's description of the plants on Mount Ida in Greece. It is a huge genus with over 400 species in North America alone, which causes treat taxonomic confusion, as well as many others scattered throughout the Northern Hemisphere. This cultivar is noted as a productive thornless variety.