Fall Gold Raspberry
Fall Gold Raspberry
Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Fall Gold'Item #6784 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
A rare, exciting self-fertile gold raspberry with the same delicious sweet taste of red varieties, and with the ability to produce two crops each season.. After a late summer to fall harvest, a second crop arrives the following spring on the same canes. Excellent fresh or for preserves and pies. The bright berries light up the landscape.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches up to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-usPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches up to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers, followed by midsummer fruit.Flower 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. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring. Each spring, leave last year's growth standing, pruning only dead and two-year old canes to the ground. Train one-year canes on trellis.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Fall Gold is a primocane type berry, meaning it blooms and fruits on first-year wood. Primocane varieties are often referred to as "everbearing" because they produce two crops on each biennial cane (unless pruned otherwise). The fall crop comes on current-season canes, at the top 1/3 of the canes. After overwintering, and if not pruned, a second crop will be produced in late spring to early summer at the bottom 2/3 of the canes. If a single but heavier crop is desired, all canes may be annually pruned to the ground before growth begins in spring. The new canes will produce fruit in late summer to fall of the same season.