Rasberries June 2015

Well, lets see, it should be a knock down bumper crop of rasberries this year..

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The crazy, really needs to be pruned and pathed wild rasberries are loaded, they will be small, and they will be dark and tart..

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The canes we planted last year that are the early rasberries are rocking this year, at least 50 to 75 new babies, and 75 second year canes, they were weeded out yesterday and they are loaded with big berries..

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Then there are the 100 canes we put in this spring that are med-season berries, they are in fact struggling a bit, we appear to have lost as many as 20 percent of them, we are still giving them extra water and keeping a eye on them, if that is the case, we will wait for the strong ones to produce babies and will replace the dead ones next spring and fill in the row..

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The healthy ones however are doing very well indeed.. another 100 canes next year of the late bearing and we are set.  Going to have enough for our own needs and most likely some left over for family and friends 🙂

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6 Responses to Rasberries June 2015

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Wondering which season are the ones with the wide, shallow “cap” type berry; and what are they called…

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Okay, so obviously the cultivar she talks about here (http://gardenersapprentice.com/gardeningtips/thimbleberry/) is NOT the wild one I know from the cottage sideroad – ’cause, on “ours” the fruit smells and tastes like wild roses.
    They aren’t grown commercially, as they’re just too fragile, but nothing beats picking these beauties to pop straight into your mouth. (They are a treat for all the senses: )
    Here you go… http://www.examiner.com/article/thimbleberry-like-other-raspberries-is-not-a-true-berry. (MUCH better!; )

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