• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches up to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Double Crop of Sweet Fruit
    Spring and Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches up to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Bird Friendly, Edible, Showy Fruit
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring and Midsummer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFlowers for Cutting
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an 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 a trellis.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & 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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