Pequot Lakes ™ Black Raspberry plants can tolerate the coldest conditions. Jim Furth, the breeder of this new variety, has grown Pequot Lakes since 1990 in the extreme winters in Northern Minnesota. The fruits are deep black and good quality for farm markets and U-Pick. Medium to large fruits are easy to harvest with the majority of the fruits located on the terminal ends of the branches. Flavor of the fruits are excellent and well balanced with high sweetness and low acidity. Harvest will occur in the third week of July for a two week period. The plants are vigorous and will yield up to three pounds of fruit per season. Hardiness Zones 3-7.
Latin Name: Rubus ssp.
Site and Soil: Pequot Lakes ™ Black 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: July
Yield: 2+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Raspberries are generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 3-7