Raspberry - Boyne

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Scientific Name:
RUBUS idaeus 'Boyne' (Pkg's)
Height:
6'
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Spread: 
3'-5'
Flower Colour:
White
Soil Moisture:
Wet
Days to Maturity:
Fruit Size:
Fragrant:
Yes
Zone:
3

Description

Cold-hardy, mid-season raspberry with firm, sweet, juicy ruby-red fruit on 2nd year canes. Used for fresh eating, freezing, canning or desserts. Best in organically rich, well-drained humusy soil. Self-pollinating. Summer fruiting raspberry.

Care Instructions

Choose a sunny site in your garden with good air circulation and water drainage and a pH of 6.0-7.0. Keep roots moist until planting. Work plenty of organic matter into the soil and mulch to keep out weeds. Plant as soon as the soil has warmed. Dig a hole large enough so as not to bend roots. Trim canes to encourage new growth. Plants should be set out at least 2 feet apart in rows 5-6 feet apart.  

In the fall of the 2nd year, prune spent canes at ground level and thin others to approximately 4 canes per foot of row. Cut off suckers which grow outside of rows. Trim remaining raspberry canes to 4-5 feet.

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