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Bare Root American Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)

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Hardy, North American edible small fruit 
Description: Produces a large crop of bright red raspberries in mid-summer; deciduous, prickly, cane-like stems 
Habit: Grows 4-6 feet high and wide; disease-resistant and heat-tolerant; erect to sprawling; thicket-forming; biennial canes flower and fruit in their second year then die 
Culture: Prefers full sun and slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil; maintain fruiting specimens through annual pruning; remove fruiting canes after harvest, and all damaged, diseased, and dead canes 
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: North America 
Attributes: Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies; Edible fruits

Collected by French botanist André Michaux and included in his Flora Boreali-Americana (1803), this native red raspberry is found across much of North America, including all of Canada and the northern half of the United States to North Carolina and California. The delicious fruits of this shrub are beloved by both humans and wildlife alike, the flowers attract bees and butterflies, and its dense branching habit provides valuable cover for birds and other wildlife. Jefferson planted raspberries at Monticello on numerous occasions beginning in 1774. 

This plant will ship bare root.  Two year seedling is approximately 18-24” tall. 

Bare root planting tips:

~  If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.

~  Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.

~  Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.

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