Red Raspberry - Rubus idaeus
USDA Climate Zone – 4 - 9
Soil Type: Any type
Sun: Full Sun
Want yummy, homegrown red raspberries? They are fairly easy to grow, and if cared for properly, these plants are capable of producing fruit for an indefinite period of time. When growing red raspberries, it is wise to know whether you have a summer-bearer or an ever-bearer. Both of these have their own specific growing requirements. You should plant your raspberries during early spring (or in late winter in warm zones). To care for these plants, you must mulch the soil throughout the whole seasons to conserve moisture and destroy weeds. It is important to water the raspberry plants at least one inch per week. It is also important to prune these plants in the fall. Pruning requirements depend on whether you have a summer- or ever-bearer. By tending carefully to your raspberry plants, you will have a healthy plant that will produce plenty of raspberries for years to come.
Red raspberries grow most hardy in USDA climate zones 4 - 9.
They grow in most types of soil, but grow best in soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. The plants prefer full sun light. There are certain plants that should not be planted near raspberries, to avoid disease. Raspberry plants should not be planted in soil where these plants were grown in the past three years.