Nantahala Red RASPBERRY ( 4'' POT ) STARTER PLANT VINE
Big beautiful red berries that are so sweet you will find yourself eating them right off the plant.
Enjoy an early crop in early summer and more abundant fall harvest. The large, firm, juicy, super flavorful red berries continue until frost. Last season's canes bear the first crop in summer and this season's new canes bear another crop in the fall. Prune last year’s canes after summer harvest so new canes grow stronger for fall harvest. Strong vigorous canes have few thorns making berriesC easier to harvest. Enjoy heavy yields of berries for eating fresh, canning, jams, jellies and pies.
Resistant to Verticillium Wilt.
Hardy Zones 4-8.
- GMO FREE
- Zone 4-8
- Sun Full Sun
- Height 48-96 inches
- Spread 60-72 inches
- Life Cycle Perennial
- Growth Habit Bush
- Food Use Edible Fruit, Pie, Sauce
- Ornamental Use Beds, Borders
- Planting Time Fall, Spring
Proud Products Guarantee!!Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize at planting and again in late spring. Choose a sunny site in your garden with good air circulation, water drainage, and a pH of 6.0-7.0. Keep roots moist until planting. Work plenty of organic matter into the soil and mulch to keep out weeds. Plant as soon as the soil has warmed. Trim canes to encourage new growth. Plants should be set out at least 2 feet apart in rows 7 feet apart. Trellising is beneficial for cane support. These summer-bearing berries produce fruit on second year canes (floricanes). In the fall of the 2nd year, prune spent canes at ground level and thin others to approximately 4 canes per foot of row. Cut off suckers which grow outside of rows. Trim remaining blackberry canes to 7 feet.
Pests or Diseases: 'Cheyenne' blackberry can experience anthracnose, botrytis, and verticillium wilt. Cane borers and crown borers are potential insect pests. Susceptible to rosette disease.