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Common raspberry 'Tulameen'

Rubus idaeus

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Tulameen is a variety of Common raspberry which is a member of the Rubus family. Its botanical name is Rubus idaeus 'Tulameen'.

Tulameen raspberries grow in a clumping fashion, have minimal thorns and produce berries the size of cherries that yield to a gentle pull when harvested. They keep and freeze well.

A perennial, Tulameen is known for growing to a height of approximately 98.0 cm (3.19 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

Canada is believed to be where Tulameen originates from.

Tulameen Common raspberry is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tulameen have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tulameen

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a partial sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Tulameen is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Tulameen needs a clay soil with a ph of 5.7 to 6.0 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Tulameen from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 1.62 feet (50.0 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Tulameen

Tulameen is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Tulameen

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Common raspberry Tulameen Etymology

‘Tulameen’ has become one of the leading fresh market red raspberry cultivars in the world. Some history helps to describe the cultivar and why it has become so important. ‘Tulameen’ is from the 1980 cross of ‘Nootka’ x ‘Glen Prosen’ made in the breeding program at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agriculture Research Center (PARC) in British Columbia (BC) (1).

Tulameen folklore & trivia

Tulameens, bred in British Columbia in the 1980s, are so venerated in England they are sold under that name instead of as raspberries. In the Pacific Northwest, Tulameens mostly are grown in the Puyallup and Skagit valleys in Washington, Willamette Valley in Oregon and Fraser Valley in British Columbia. They also are grown in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Chile.

“They have a classic sweet taste, a lovely color, are large, easy to harvest, very productive and have a good shelf life,” said Hugh Daubeny, who bred the raspberry while working for the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.