Raspberries should be planted in early spring, then can be enjoyed through out the summer.  To learn more about raspberries, click here. 

CULTIVATION:

 Soil Preparation: Soil used for planting raspberries should have high organic matter, good drainage and have a medium textured soil.   For more information on soil preparation, click here.

Planting:

  • Begin planting in early spring once soil has thawed.
  • Purchase raspberry plants from a reputable nursery, to ensure the quality.
  • Place the plants 2-3 feet apart and rows 8-10 feet apart.  

Fertilization: Add additional nitrogen based fertilizer to enhance plants growth.  For more information on fertilizing, click here.

Irrigation: Begin watering plants after soil has thawed completely and the grown has dried out in the top 2-3 inches.   Use sprinkler irrigation or drip irrigation for best results.  For more information on irrigation, click here.

COMMON PESTS AND DISEASES:

Raspberries can attract a variety of diseases due to bee’s frequent pollination.   Some common diseases include: Mosaic, Bushy Dwarf, Leaf Curl and Tomato Ringspot.  There are a variety of ways to decrease the chances of diseases; they include soil preparation and the use of insecticides.  To learn more about pests and diseases, click here.