[nafex] Re: raspberry sources?

crmauch mauch1 at aol.com
Fri Feb 15 10:12:37 EST 2002


I'll put my 2 cents in for one Spring bearing red raspberry - Canby 
Thornless.  Very good flavor, soft, and effectively no thorns (near 
the base of each cane it does get "razor-stubble" like thorns, but 
they've never bothered me in handling the canes.

I do have to admit to having a fondness for black raspberries over 
reds, but Canby threatens that fondness every year.

I planted "Goldie" over a year ago, though I don't have much 
experience w/ it, I like it too.

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex at y..., <redherring at t...> wrote:
> I have finally decided to break down and buy some red raspberries 
(a real
> concession, because as a proper NAFEXer should, I have gotten most 
of my
> stock free or swapped for it.  Now and then I actually spend money 
though).
> I have found websites for Pense, Indiana Berry, Winfrey, and I've 
read there
> is a Nourse company.  I have been very pleased at the prices, 
somehow I
> always seemed to have seen raspberry plants in general nursery 
catalogs at
> horrific prices like $16 for 3.  Can you all tell me if you have 
had good or
> bad experiences with these companies, or is there a better source?  
In
> general, I prefer to buy nursery stock from this side of the 
Rockies.
>     I've taken notes from the many comments on varieties and 
flavor, but
> more would also be welcome.  I'd not been interested in raspberries 
because
> the only gardener I knew who grew them must have been 
growing "Dorman",
> listed as only "fair" flavor.  (We don't generally have access to 
farmers
> markets here, this place is exactly backward enough to have neither 
old
> fashioned farmers markets, nor trendy new ones. They've finally 
built a
> place for the trendy new type for next summer.  Maybe I;ll have a 
bumper
> crop and be forced to set up there.)  I've tasted some at Hectors 
since that
> were excellent.  Thanks all.  Donna      Tenn, zone 6 in the 
1980's, zone 7
> in the 1990's


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