Willamette Raspberry are quite popular with both home gardeners and commercial growers, this June-bearing variety produces abundant crops of extremely large, dark red berries. Firm and juicy, with a hint of tartness, they are delicious eaten fresh and great for freezing.
Latin Name: Rubus idaeus
Site and Soil: Raspberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Raspberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Raspberries are hardy to minus 20 F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height.
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 2+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Raspberries are generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 36-40, 41-43