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PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!
There are several factors why we must ship immediately:
- We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
- We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
- It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.
ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.
While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.
AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.
Rubus idaeus var. strigosus
- Latin Name: Rubus idaeus var. strigosus
- Zones: 5-11.
- Harvest: Early–Spring Bearer.
- Fruit: Large, dark red berry, medium acid.
- Facts of note: Willamette is the old standard and most widely planted raspberry worldwide. Heavy producer of berries that ship well. June harvest. 1-year-old plant. Mature height is 3' - 8' with a spread of 4' - 8'
For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing raspberries.
Cane berries prefer a deep, well-drained, fertile soil and typically bear fruit on 2-year-old wood with everbearers producing on first-year wood. They thrive in most soil types. Cane berries are versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2’ - 3’ in a row with 8’ - 10’ between rows.
Note: Red raspberries must be more than 300' from WILD blackberries, as the wild blackberries can carry some diseases that insects can transmit to the red raspberries if they are close enough, causing the red raspberries to have poor or no fruit.
- Plant Spreads
Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI
Cannot ship via USPS.
Cannot ship via SmartPost.
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lb
Dimensions: 16.0"L x 3.0"W x 3.0"H