Crimson Giant Raspberry
A newer introduction from Cornell University, Crimson Giant is unique for its very large, bright red berries as well as being particularly late ripening. A great variety for extending the harvest season, especially in climates where the fall is mild enough to accomadate it and berries can be harvested until frost.
Primocane fruiting raspberries, commonly called Everbearing raspberries, produce flowers and fruit on first year canes. Primocane varieties will produce a moderate crop in June and a much larger crop from late August until frost. Primocane varieties can be mowed to the ground after harvest and require less trellising than June bearing varieties.
Floricane fruiting raspberries, or June-bearing, produce flowers and fruit on second year canes. Their fruit ripens in June or July, depending on the location and conditions. These varieties will require a permanent trellis or support to grow on.
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Latin Name: Rubus idaeus
Site and Soil: Raspberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 20° F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Fruit Color: Red
Fruit Size: Medium
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. by 5 ft.
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Ripening Time: July & September
Pests & Diseases: Raspberries are generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 4-8