Fall Gold Raspberry
Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Fall Gold'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ROO-bus eye-DAY-us strig-OH-sus|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches up to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and Midsummer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Double Crop of Sweet Fruit|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 8