Kiwi Gold is one of the ever blooming raspberries which bloom summer and fall. Known for its extremely sweet flavor, this hybrid was developed in New Zealand, but is now a favorite worldwide.
Choose a spot in the garden with good drainage in full sun. Extremely hardy plants, once established will produce a crop for many years beginning in the second year. p>
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 exotic golden berries that are extremely sweet. This gold raspberry holds its shape and is non crumbling. Resistant to powdery mildew.
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. Then after the first harvest remove the canes that produced fruit for a second crop in the fall.