[NAFEX] Heritage in zone 3

Michael Dossett phainopepla at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 20 14:40:27 EST 2009


Heritage is really not at all well adapted to cooler climates and/or shorter seasons.  Among its other shortcomings, IMO is flavor as well.  Autumn Bliss typically starts to ripen 3-4 weeks earlier than Heritage and is a better choice for many shorter season or cooler season areas.
 
Michael
 
Michael Dossett Corvallis, Oregon www.Mdossettphoto.com phainopepla at yahoo.com

--- On Fri, 2/20/09, Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net> wrote:


From: Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Heritage in zone 3
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:10 AM



On Feb 20, 2009, at 11:59 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>     I keep hearing Heritage Raspberry being recommended and I wonder why.
> At one time I grew Autumn Bliss, Dinkum, Polana and Heritage (all
> two-crop-per-year raspberries) and Heritage was the poorest performer.

I think Zone 3 is probably too far north for Heritage.

It will usually, but not always, ripen a nice fall crop in Zone 5. Flavor was very good in this location.

--Rivka
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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