• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches up to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers, followed by midsummer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches up to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Showy Fruit
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, followed by midsummer fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    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.

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