Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Willamette'Item #7008 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Make room for this prolific producer of juicy raspberries! A reliable floricane variety that was once the most widely planted in the world, it yields tasty, dark red fruit that ripens in mid-summer. Small white flowers precede fruit on erect canes. Requires support. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-usPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Vigorous grower, with canes reaching 6 to 10 ft. long.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil with mildly acidic to neutral pH. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a commercial fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Train one-year-old canes on trellis, prune canes that have fruited.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Raspberries are classified into the Rose family which contains other bramble-like growers. It was named from the Latin for red, with the species name derived from Pliny's description of these plants on Mount Ida, Greece. With over 400 species in North America alone there is great taxonomic confusion.Lore:The raspberry is not a true berry. Botanically speaking it is a drupe.