Rubus idaeus var. strigosus 'Willamette'
Pronunciation: ROO-bus eye-DAY-us strig-OH-sus
|Description||Make room for this prolific producer of juicy raspberries! A classic, self-fertile, floricane variety that reliably yields firm, medium-sized, dark red fruit that ripens in midsummer. The slightly tart, juicy berries are great for jams, jellies, sauces, and baking. Small white flowers precede fruit on erect canes. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing; vigorous canes reach 6 to 10 ft. long.|
|Special Features||Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Produces on second-year canes; after harvest, prune away older canes that have fruited to the ground, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop. Train newer canes on a trellis. Feed in early spring.|
|Lore||The raspberry is not a true berry. Botanically speaking it is a drupe.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.