Meeker Red Raspberry

Rubus idaeus 'Meeker'

SKU
40644
Large thimble shaped dark red fruit in June. Vigorous, self-fertile plant with long willowy growth. Hardy canes do not require staking. Firm juicy dark red fruit with a high sugar content that is excellent for eating fresh, freezing, canning or jams. Produces fruit on second year wood.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationROO-bus eye-DAY-us
Average Size at MaturityRapid-growing canes to 4-8 ft. tall and wide
Bloom TimeSpring flowers produce edible fruit
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Showy Fruit, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a commercial fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Train one-year-old canes on trellis, prune canes that have fruited.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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