Encore Red Raspberry was selected as a late season cultivar with high yields. Fruiting canes are strong, nearly spineless and vigorous. Large fruits are of excellent quality with good firmness and high flavor. Recommended for fresh markets and U-Pick growers. Hardiness Zones 4b-8b.
Latin Name: Rubus idaeus
Site and Soil: Encore Red Raspberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Raspberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Raspberries are hardy to minus 20º F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height.
Ripening Time: June & August
Yield: 2+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Raspberries are generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 4b-8b