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.
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.