Common raspberry is part of the Rubus genus and its scientific name is Rubus idaeus. It is an edible fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Common raspberry is known for its vine-like habit and growing to a height of approximately 98.0 cm (3.19 feet). Popular varieties of Common raspberry with home gardeners are Heritage, Autumn Bliss, Latham Red, Fall gold, and Caroline.
Common raspberry is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Feed with compost or rotted manure in the late fall or early spring.Position in a partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Zone 4 to 8 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Common raspberry requires a clay soil with a ph of 5.7 - 6.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Common raspberry is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common raspberry so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Common raspberry so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common raspberry plants:
Raspberry, Purple raspberry
Rubus idaeus L.
09 Dec 2011
Dormant for the Winter.
18 Aug 2011
I was a bit cross with these last year as only 2 out of 3 survied, however they are the heaviest cropping of all my raspberries this autumn!
11 May 2011
Two harvests a season, 2nd one is in abundance. A great snack food for the gardener (1st) then household 2nd ;-) Easy to manage by cutting all canes short in winter. Best producer of the 3 varieties/types here.