Raspberries: ever bearing vs. summer bearing for biggest crop
Ever-bearing raspberries seem to be the most popular these days, with their easy pruning (for a single fall crop) and long fruiting season. However, I have not been impressed with their productivity so far, and most of the crop gets frozen out in October anyway because they take so long to really get going for me.
I seem to remember folks on this forum saying that all commercial raspberry production is from summer bearing varieties.
Anyone know if this is really true? Are summer bearers the way to go for heaviest crops (I don't really care if they all ripen together)? Also, and very importantly, do summer bearing varieties ever suffer from late spring frosts?
I so badly want a nice productive raspberry patch, and really appreciate any input...