Red, Yellow, Black raspberries

weeper_11(2b SK)April 23, 2012

There is an older fellow in my church who is moving into town off his farm and wanted to give away a bunch of his raspberries. They are just sprouting right now, so I went and dug a bunch up.

He didn't know what the varieties are, but I'm guessing Boyne for the red ones, because of how common they are and the ones I got fruit on second year wood, like Boyne. He also gave me a few canes that had been given to him of a thornless red raspberry. Not sure what that would be, I haven't looked into it yet. I have no idea what variety the yellow type will be. I thought they were only borderline hardy in 2b, but he said he has had no trouble with them and he never covers them. Then I got one black raspberry shrub which I also have no idea what variety it is...I think he said it has thorns like razors on it though.

I hope they all survive! I'm excited, this is the first fruiting plants I've planted in our yard; up until now it has just been flowers!

Too bad I'll have to wait until next year for fruit for the red and yellow berries(I just got suckers, no older canes)

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Weeper, my guesses are:

Red thornless ... Viking

Yellow .... Honey Queen

Black raspberry with NASTY thorns, unique flavored ... Wyoming black raspberry

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 1:38AM
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How awesome for you, all those raspberries.

Be sure to plant peas and lettuce, too. That way when you go outside in the early morning you can have fresh breakfast while you pull weeds out of your flower beds, LOL =:)

It's a great way to start your day.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 11:28AM
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The yellow one could be Fall Gold. I bought mine thru McFaydens in 1998. When you talk to him find out if he remembers ordering raspberries from McFaydens.


    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 2:03PM
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weeper_11(2b SK)

Brenda, I think all the raspberries he had were given to him at one point by someone else. Raspberries are an excellent sharing fruit. :D

Not that it matters all that much, I'll find out soon enough what their growth habits are like..but I'm just the type of person who likes to know exactly what I have!

(by the has been quite some time since I was in here!)

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 8:37AM
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