Red raspberry plant grow and care – shrub of the genus Rubus also known as Raspberry, Red raspberry plant perennial deciduous plants but the branches are biennial they bearing fruit after two years and then new branches replace and bear fruit after two years, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.
Leaves edible in the color is green, leaves used in medical uses in beverage.
Flower color white 1-3 cm, with 5 petals grow in clusters.
How to plant: Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising
Pests and diseases: Redberry mite, aphids, rednecked cane borer
Pruning season: Winter, for cutting the end of the winter the beginning of the spring
How to prune: Old branches after bearing fruits should leave something like 5 cm from the ground
Size of the plant: 0.3-1.5m (1-5 feet), width can be few meters after few years
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / outside of the temperate climate recommend 75% Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter and in pot of 15 liter better to keep 2 full mature plants and 1 or 2 daughter plants for next year.
Bloom season: Spring – Summer
General information about the flower White flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom: Lace of water or nutrients
Pollination is done by: Bees and more pollinators
Fruit harvest season: Summer – Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases: Birds
What can be done with big quantities of Red raspberry plant fruits? Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit: When the birds eat most of the fruit recommend to cover with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit? 2 years
How to make Vegetative Reproduction? Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)
The best time for vegetative reproduction: Spring
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction? 1-3 weeks
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction? Suckers – Separate gently from the mother plant, cutting – moist soil and little shade
Leaves harvesting season Spring / Summer
How to harvest the leaves? From the base of the leaf, not recommend to trim next to fruits
Information about leaves: Ovate leaves in the edge serrate, the leaves grow in groups 3-5 leaves
Uses of Red raspberry plant leaves: Beverage, medical
Killarney – red small fruits, early in the summer, temperate climate
Luly raspberry – Bulgarian variety, red small fruit, bearing fruits autumn