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Common raspberry 'Heritage'        

Rubus idaeus

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Heritage is part of the Rubus genus and is a Common raspberry variety. Its scientific name is Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'. Heritage is a heirloom variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Ghost white and   School bus yellow and   Antique white. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Dark candy apple red and   Medium candy apple red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   British racing green and   Dark spring green colour.

One of the autumn fruiting raspberries that are the easiest to prune because you just cut the whole lot down to the ground in winter. This variety produces a light summer crop, followed by huge yields in autumn until the frosts start.1,
Recommended for warmer regions

(Pruning notes are below)

Heritage grows as a Perennial and is a Fruit. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Heritage is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet). Expect blooming to occur in mid spring.

Heritage Common raspberry is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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

How to grow Heritage

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Prune by cutting all canes to the ground in winter.2

Fall bearers produce at the tip of the first year canes (called primocanes), and later on branch laterals in summer of the next year.3

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Heritage is thought of as hardy, so Heritage will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Heritage requires a clay soil with a ph of 5.7 - 6.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Heritage from seed

Not usually from seed. Can be propagated from runners put out from a mature plant in the summer. Dig these up and pot up or transplant into an new bed.
Usually grown from canes purchased in the autumn

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

Transplanting Heritage

Choose sunny spot, remove the weeds and dig in well rotted compost. Plant the canes about 50 cm apart. Autumn raspberries do not usually need support

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heritage is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Heritage

Harvest as the berries ripen. They freeze well if needed, to collect an amount for jam or ice cream

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid autumn.

Latest Common raspberry 'Heritage' Reviews

  • 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.

    5 stars

    graibeard about growing Raspberry (Heritage)

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