Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Willamette'Item #7008 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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 midsummer. Small white flowers precede fruit on erect canes. Requires support. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; vigorous canes reach 6 to 10 ft. long.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-usPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; vigorous canes reach 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 fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - 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.