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Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry
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Dessert time! Your new love affair with raspberries begins with Bushel and Berry® Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberries! This deliciously tart treat will be the joy of summertime in your garden and in your belly! Welcoming spring with a cluster of white blooms giving way to full-size berries, cascading down as this self-pollinating shrub charms your heart! Thriving in patio pots or throughout your landscape, walk out to your back deck and have a handful for breakfast or bake up a heavenly shortcake dessert!
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
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Originating from New Zealand, Raspberry Shortcake has an extensive history. A variety of Rubus idaeus, a European red raspberry, Raspberry Shortcake, has roots in Europe. In 1999, two plant breeders from New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, Harvey Hall and Joseph Stephens, can be credited for creating this tasteful red raspberry. They carried out many controlled breedings and sent the resulting seeds to Washington, where raspberry growing was very popular. Out of the seedlings in Washington, one was found to be unique and credited with the name ‘NR7’. This plant was patented in 2011 under the name that we know as Raspberry Shortcake.
Grow fruit from the comfort of your patio! Raspberry Shortcake is a compact, thornless raspberry perfect for growing in your favorite patio container or raised garden bed. Its compact size allows it to be grown in the smallest of landscapes, allowing for the benefits of growing fruit without the need for large spaces. Enjoy the "fruits" of your labor with this mid-season producer. The sweet, vanilla flavor of these berries will prove refreshing on those hot summer days!
Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
How to Grow
Raspberry Shortcake enjoys having a sunny spot where it can collect the sun's rays freely with no shade. Raspberries enjoy being planted in acidic soil, rich in organic matter, moist, and well-draining. Be sure not to plant raspberries in areas with wet, soggy soil; these berries do not enjoy having wet feet. If the landscape has clay soil, planting raspberries in raised beds would be a great option to enjoy growing your fruit. After fruiting, prune all canes that produced fruit. Thoroughly prune late winter to early spring to remove any damage occurring during dormancy.
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