Facts about Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant. "Scientific name for Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant is Rubus idaeus". Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant produces large, firm, flavorful fruit. This variety was developed by Cornell University in the late 1940s. It was awarded a prize by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences in 2004. The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant has very sweet fruit that are quite juicy.
The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant is called ever-bearing because it produces fruit in July and then again in September until it experiences the first freeze of winter. In contrast, many raspberry plants only produce fruit once for a short period. If you only want one large crop of berries, mow the canes to ground level after the plant bore fruit in the autumn.
The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant is one of the few raspberry varieties that can grow in colder climates. This variety of raspberries is rated for zones four through eight.
Rubus idaeus is self-fertile, so a single plant can be planted by itself or planted with others of its species. Plant rows with at least two feet between them. The plants prefer deep, well drained soil.
The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant bright red fruit can be eaten fresh or frozen, canned or dried. The fruit are easily picked by hand. The plants bear fruit best if the plant can spread out on a T-trellis. The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant is self-supporting if you don’t want to use a trellis. They require little staking.
Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant grows up to six feet (1.82 meters) tall but most plants are only three to four feet (1.21 meters) tall. Water the plants with an inch (2.5 cm) of water each week. The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plant need full sunlight. You will need moderate cultivation of the soil throughout the year and the plants spread quickly. Prune the Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plants periodically to improve yields. Remove older stems to improve yield, since only one year stems bear fruit and pruning also reduces tangling.
The Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plants produce fruit on one year wood, and they usually need two years to bear fruit. If you are planting new Heritage Everbearing Raspberry plants, plant them in the spring.