The Heritage Raspberry Patch
I was talking with a dear friend and told her we were picking abundant raspberries (in September), and she said, “What!! You’re getting raspberries now? What kind are they?”
I never knew you could get an ever-bearing red raspberry until 3 years ago when I read about the Heritage ever-bearing in a Miller Nursery catalog.
The catalog states,
“After 30 years, it still remains one of the most outstanding ever-bearing red raspberries on the market today. Heritage produces vigorous upright canes which do not require staking. The fruit is of superior quality. Berries are large, bright red, firm, and we at Miller’s recommend heritage for eating right out of the patch, freezing and/or jams and jellies. The summer crop matures here from July 1st and the fall crop begins ripening Sept. 1st and continues until frost. The fall crop is of exceptional quality, often better than the first.”
Well, I decided we needed to plant a raspberry patch, and I kind of went hog-wild, planting 12. It has been a challenge to keep them all picked b/c there are so loaded with berries 🙂
If I had it to do over, I would have only planted 6 ~ but this way, we can freeze and share them! If you decide to plant any berry plants, put down several bales of straw around the bases of the whole patch to keep out weeds! You need NEVER weed if you straw heavily every several years. It also holds in moisture (they need a good bit).
Thanks for reading!