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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
1. Plant canes 2 feet apart creating hedgerows that are 10 feet apart. Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball in good loose garden soil with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5 amending if necessary.
2. Remove plant from packaging and lightly loosen the bottom of the root ball to release the roots as you set it in place in the hole.
3. Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface and fill in around the roots. Lightly tamp dirt around your newly planted raspberries.
4. Water well and add additional soil if necessary and water again.
5. Keep weed-free, watered when necessary and pruned regularly to maintain a quality crop. Fertilizer may be applies in early spring before sprouting and again in late May.
HARVEST TIME: Early summer and fall
HABIT: Raspberry canes produce high yields of large fruit with good color, firmness & flavor.
USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, freezes well, juices, desserts and baking.
PLANTING TIPS: For a summer and fall crop; prune back tall weak canes early in the spring. After the first harvest remove the canes that produced fruit for a second crop in the fall.
|Common Name||Brandywine Raspberries|
|Botanical Name||Rubus idaeus|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||36-48" tall|
|Estimated Mature Spread||30" wide|
|Bloom Time||Harvest early summer to fall|
|Planting Depth||Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface.|
|Ships As||Bare Root|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Well Draining|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Edible|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
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Comments about American Meadows Raspberry Brandywine:
Ordered 2 but only one lived thru the winter. It was an unusually hard winter for this area of the country but was surprised it didn't make it.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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