Raspberry Plants - Prelude
(Rubus idaeus 'Prelude') Perennial. Zones 4-8. Early bearing. Thorny.
* Available in bundles of three plants or bundles of ten plants. *
Prelude, as its name suggests will whet your raspberry appetite and greatly extend your raspberry season!
Extremely vigorous plants will bear lovely, medium-sized raspberries as early as mid-June! Aww... the first berries of Summer!
Prelude Raspberry canes are very cold hardy. They typically fruit in early-Summer, but in milder parts of the country you'll enjoy a less bountiful, secondary crop in September. Bonus!
** To regenerate your raspberry patch, and to keep it under control, cut out last years fruiting canes and leave the new one year canes, after fall harvest. For ever-bearing varieties you can cut all canes back to 8 inches as they fruit on first year canes. We also recommend trimming/mowing the borders of the blackberry patch regularly to prevent unwanted runners.**