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I want to plant raspberries in my garden next spring but am confused. Which does better in Cache Valley: summer- or fall-bearing? The USU pub on raspberry production (HG/2004-16) says plant only Haida or Malling Joy, but I haven't found anything about these species on the web. Is this statement still valid? If so, are they fall- or summer-bearing? If not, what is your species suggestion?
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Both annual and ever-bearing raspberries can be grown in Cache Valley. The recommendations for Haida and Malling Joy are for locations with severe bushy dwarf and mosaic virus problems (e.g., Garden City). For most homeowner situations, you will not be so limited by virus resistance issues.
I am copying Dr. Brent Black, Extension Fruit Specialist, on this message and asking him to reply to you with recommendations on annual and ever-bearing varieties of raspberries for Cache County home gardens.
Both of those varieties are quite old and are no longer widely grown.
For fall bearing varieties, the oldest and still most popular is Heritage. Heritage produces lots of fruit but the fruit size is not the best. Newer varieties that are gaining in popularity in the region are Caroline, Anne (yellow fruited) and Polana. Polana is the newest of these and among the earliest of the fall bearers.
For summer bearing varieties, the old standard garden variety for Utah is Canby. However, in addition to virus susceptibility, Canby hasn't shown the best winter hardiness in Northern Utah over the past three years. Latham is an old standard that is quite winter hardy. If you are worried about bushy dwarf virus, Cowichan is a variety that is resistant and does reasonably well in Cache Valley. My personal favorite is the purple-fruited Royalty, which is a cross between red and black raspberries. It tolerates Cache Valley winters reasonably well and has a unique flavor.
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