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Mon Feb 16 14:43:35 EST 2009
It was so queried:
I'm in zone 5. We're looking at a red raspberry and a purple one, and
maybe a golden one. We haven't decided exactly which yet. Maybe
Heritage and Royalty, and possibly Anne.
In evaluating raspberries you want to consider soil type, management, and ripening time in conjunction with zone. I am not sure why color matters unless you intend to have 3 varieties that ripen at the same time. Normally, a home grower (perhaps that is the key, maybe this is for a commercial endeavor?) you attempt to spread your harvest over a on period of time, unless you want a freezing variety in which case you double or triple up on a variety for that season.
As a rule everbearers are much easier to handle(if managed as mono-croppers) but they are late in the season relative to most varieties.
You might wish to strongly look at Caroline as an everbearer that has had success in many soil type s and locations. Heritage is also a very proven Everbearer that has much to recommend it. But once again consider soil types and management. I think at this point if I had to chose, given yoru zone I would take Caroline over Heritage for an everbearer.
Taylor is an awesome late season raspberry that I would recommend everyone grow who has decent soil and can deal with the hassle of a summerbearer. I have let my land go fallow for 5 years now, while I wait to replant Taylor. We have missed it, but I have only so much land.
The reality is my summer bearers tend to burn out in 7-10 years, I have never had that problem with an everbearer and mine are going on 15 years or so. But I manage the everbearers as mono-croppers. I have heard tales of 25 years with Heritage from homegrowers.
If you have rich soil (maybe in dappled shade) I like Fall Gold. Once again an everbearer.
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