Double Cropping Raspberries

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Double Cropping Raspberries

  1. 1. Double Cropping RaspberriesWhat are your production goals?• Wholesale?• Retail?• Pick Your Own?
  2. 2. Double Cropping RaspberriesDevelop a Harvest Strategy• Summer Harvest• Fall Harvest• Summer and Fall Harvest
  3. 3. Double Cropping RaspberriesOther Considerations• Will you use trellis?• Will they be planted in protected structures?
  4. 4. Double Cropping Raspberries Where Are You Planting?• Cold of Zone 4• Heat of zone 7• Heavy or Light Soil• Irrigation Available?
  5. 5. Double Cropping RaspberriesPrescribing the Perfect Variety• There is no one perfect Variety!• Choose 2-3 to split your risk.
  6. 6. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Pruning is an investment• Primocanes and Floricanes should be trellised.
  7. 7. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise Choose a ‘Commercial Everbearer’• Better return per acre.• Increased Efficiencies. Use less land to produce more.
  8. 8. Double Cropping Raspberries TerminologyPrimocane Fruiting – A perennial raspberry that bears fruit on first year canes (primocanes). - Also known as everbearing Produce berries on canes that survive the winter.
  9. 9. Double Cropping Raspberries TerminologyPrimocane Fruiting –* Not all primocane/everbearing varieties yield fresh market quality in both summer and fall!
  10. 10. Double Cropping Raspberries TerminologyFloricane Fruiting – A perennial raspberry that bears fruit on the 2nd year canes that survive the winter.
  11. 11. Double Cropping Raspberries TerminologyCommercial Everbearer –Primocane Variety that Produces Two Marketable Crops per Year.
  12. 12. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Permanent Trellis• Thin Primocanes• Attach Primocanes to Trellis with Clips• Top Primocanes in November
  13. 13. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Permanent trellis
  14. 14. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Thin Primocanes
  15. 15. General Growing Information
  16. 16. General Growing Information
  17. 17. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Attach Primocanes to Trellis with Clips
  18. 18. Double Cropping RaspberriesNew Premise• Top Primocanes in November Reduce Incidence of Winter Injury! We cut all Brambles back by December.
  19. 19. General Growing Information
  20. 20. Raspberry Training & Pruning
  21. 21. Commercial Everbearing VarietyPrelude• Earliest• Late Fall Harvest• Can be soft when hot temperatures.
  22. 22. Raspberry Variety Review
  23. 23. Commercial Everbearing VarietyAnne – Golden Raspberry• Very Large Conic Fruit• Very Sweet Flavor• Susceptible to Botrytis Mold• Harvest Early in the Day
  24. 24. Commercial Everbearing VarietyAutumn Britten• 1-2 weeks after Polana, Mid August• Most Disease Resistant Primocane• Large with Good Flavor• Easy to Grow
  25. 25. Commercial Everbearing VarietyCaroline• 1-2 weeks Before Heritage• Late Rust Susceptible• Large with Great Flavor• Trellis Recommended
  26. 26. Commercial Everbearing VarietyHimbo Top• Very Productive ‘Commercial Everbearer’• Winter Hardy and Root Rot Resistant• Large with Good Flavor• Must be Trellised and Thinned 4-6 Canes per Foot
  27. 27. Raspberry Variety Review
  28. 28. Commercial Everbearing VarietyJaclyn• 1-2 weeks after Polana, Mid August• Late Rust Susceptible• Large with Great Flavor• Hard to Pick, Must be Ripe• Light Duty Trellis
  29. 29. Commercial Everbearing VarietyJoan J• 1-2 weeks after Polana, Mid August• Very Productive Primocane• Large with Good Flavor• Must be Trellised and Thinned 4-8 Canes Per Foot
  30. 30. Raspberry Variety Review
  31. 31. Commercial Everbearing VarietyPolka• 1-2 weeks after Polana, Mid August• The “New Autumn Britten”• Large with Good Flavor• Easy to Grow• Prune and thin for largest berries.
  32. 32. Raspberry Variety Review
  33. 33. Thank you!
  34. 34. More Information www.NourseFarms.com 41 River Road South Deerfield, MA 01373

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