10 Different Types Of Raspberries

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10 Different Types Of Raspberries

Boyne

Introduced in 1960, Boyne is the summer-producing red raspberry that grows early-season in extreme arctic climates. When it ripens in mid-July, it is medium-sized and is full of flavor. Whether you eat them fresh, store them in containers, freeze them or serve them as desserts, they’re an excellent choice with a sweet and aromatic flavor. Boyne raspberry plants are extremely winter hardy and normally produce medium-sized, deep-red berries.

Unlike other raspberry varieties that are subject to winter injury damage, Boyne doesn’t require trellising to support the canes to ensure abundant fruit production. Boyne is grown on zones 3-6 and its plants are characterized by dwarf canes, simplifying the picking process.

Heritage

Heritage is one of the most amazing red raspberries available in the market. Comprising of large, bright-red, firm berries, Heritage is a superior quality fruit. The summer crop starts ripening from July, while the fall crop matures from September and keeps ripening until frost.

Known for bearing exceptional quality, the fall crop is better in quality than the summer crop. Since the plants are characterized by sturdy upright canes, no staking is required. Heritage plants can be grown in poor soil, but proper draining is required. Ideal for fresh consumption, heritage can also be stored frozen and used for making jellies/jams.

Latham

Latham is an easy-to-pick summer-bearing red raspberry that adapts well to a range of soil types. The upright, thorny shrub produces mid-sized, flavorful, sweet raspberries can be eaten fresh, canned or frozen. The plant is both cold-hardy and self-pollinating and has an upright growth habit.

However, Latham shrub may contain glasshouse red spider mite, leafhoppers, aphids, raspberry leaf, and bud mite, and raspberry beetle. It may also be affected by viruses like raspberry rust, powdery mildews, raspberry spur light or raspberry cane blight.

Prelude

Prelude is a self-pollinating, cold-hardy red raspberry that is the earliest to harvest in summer with a bonus harvest in fall. It freezes pretty well and is often used in jams and/or desserts.

The plant erect and vigorous plant is resistant to the Phytophthora root rot disease. It’s highly productive and easy to pick. Primocane, the fall-bearing crop that ripens in September, is bigger than florican, the summer bearing crop that ripens in July.

Bababerry

Bababerry raspberry is an extra-large red variety that can grow up to an inch and a half long. Excellent for eating fresh, canning or freezing, it offers a fine flavor. The plant performs well in the warmest climates of the US and withstands low temperatures as well. It offers a larger crop in June than in autumn.

Canby

Canby raspberries are large, tasty, high-quality, bright-red raspberries that were first introduced in 1953. The summer crop is abundant, supported by the strong canes. This variety is ideal for freezing, cooking, canning or eating fresh. To ensure support, they must be planted near a wall or a fence.

September

September is a variety that offers medium-sized, tart, juicy berries that are sure to excite the taste buds for breakfast. In most northern states, it produces a crop in two seasons: a light crop in June followed by a heavy crop in September. In some southern states, it is common for September raspberry to ripen in August, yet, the strongest flavors emerge during the harvest in September.

It is suitable for fresh-eating, freezing, preserves and pies. September red raspberries are one of the most preferred varieties for children. The pleasant red color combined with the sweet aroma offers a unique taste.

Reaching a maximum height of 6 feet, the September raspberry plant is highly tolerant to freezing temperatures and are grown in many states.

Amity

Amity is an ever-bearing variety that brings you big, beautiful, superior quality red raspberries that are juicy and firm with a distinctive flavor. They’re dark red in color and are mostly used in fresh desserts, baked items, and sprinkled over yogurt or oatmeal. The raspberry plant grows 5 to 6 feet in height. The first-year growth offers both in June and August, while a single harvest in the second-year year growth.

Fall Gold

Fall gold raspberries are among the largest, most flavorful, yellowish-golden raspberries that ripen during the fall. They pair nicely with the Caroline and are regarded as an excellent, productive variety for East and Midwest growers. Fall gold is an ever-bearing variety, harvesting both in fall and spring. It can be frozen or used for preserves.