More About 'Heritage'
- Rubus 'Heritage'
- Medium-sized, sweet dark red fruit
- Everbearing cultivar
- Use for canning, freezing, jams and jellies
- Ripens: Mid-July and in September
Some newer cultivars of raspberries including 'Heritage' will produce fruit the first year. Pruning these cultivars entails mowing them in early spring.
Heritage Raspberry Growing and Maintenance Tips
Like other fruits, raspberries grow best in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. In its first year, a cane produces only leaves; in its second year, it develops fruit. Once the fruit matures the cane dies and should be cut down to the ground to allow the sun to reach newly emerging canes. A 5 cm layer of mulch applied every fall will aid in maintaining moisture, fertility, and help reduce weeds.
Moist to Average