[NAFEX] Heritage Raspberries in Georgia
list at ginda.us
Wed Jan 4 23:06:38 EST 2006
On Jan 4, 2006, at 10:32 AM, mauch1 at aol.com wrote:
> Welcome Melinda!
> I can't say what is wrong with your raspberries, but you could be
> that the heat's too much. You could also have gotten a diseased
> selection raspberries. If you want to keep trying with them, I
> keeping them irrigated and mulched (mulch to keep the roots cooler and
> moist.). Don't compare blackberry flowers too much to red
> They're similar, but blackberry flowers are far more showy.
My (Fall Red) raspberries have very visible flowers. No one would
grow them as an ornamental, but there's no way you'd miss that they
are in bloom if you were looking for it.
> According to Stark's catalog red raspberries are rated to zone 8 and
> Raintree rates them to zone 9. So you should have been OK.
> Stark: http://starkbros.com/access?
> Raintree: http://raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?
Maybe not enough chill hours? I think chill hours are hours of
moderate cold, like 40-50F. My understanding is that when you get
very far north you can run into "not enough chill hours" problems,
too, as the temp drops so quickly below the point where the plant is
Whatever the problem, I suggest you try another raspberry, or one
from another source. That one doesn't seem well-suited to your
conditions. A non-bearing raspberry is a weed.
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