Canby Red Raspberry
Canby Red Raspberry
Rubus idaeus 'Canby Red'Item #7034 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
This nearly thornless raspberry produces large, tasty, good quality, bright red berries. Strong vigorous canes support the heavy summer crop. Ideal for freezing, canning, cooking, and fresh eating. Plant near a fence or wall for support or allow to ramble. Developed in Oregon and first introduced in 1953. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-usPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationProvide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. In hot summer regions, shelter from harsh sun, and mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed in early spring. After harvest, prune away canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season's crop; train on trellis.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.