Heritage Ever Bearing Raspberry rootstock
Rootstock ships Mid February to June 30 or until sold out. Let us know when you would like us to ship.
Heritage has good size, dark red berries with good flavor. Great for fresh eating, freezing, canning, jams and jellies. A 1969 introduction from New York State, Heritage is strong, very vigorous and productive. This heirloom variety is recommended for home gardeners and for many years has been the standard by which everbearing varieties were judged. Easy to grow. Grows best in zones 4 - 8 with excellent winter hardiness.
Will produce berries in the Spring and Fall, depending on how plants are managed.
You are buying rootstock. Rootstock produces more canes than bare root raspberry canes at less than half of the cost. This is the preferred method for raspberry farmers because of the lower cost and the ease of planting .
Starting raspberries from rootstock is the most economical way to start raspberry plants. All it takes is a little patience and remembering to water regularly. And since your rootstock is "Inspected" free of diseases and pests, your raspberry patch should last over 15 years with proper care. If your soil is too wet or cold to till, the raspberry roots can be planted in containers 1/2 inch deep to root out before they are planted in their permanent location. Place the containers in a sunny warm location. Usually in about 3-4 months after you planted the containers, they are ready to plant in the permanent garden area. One oz. of roots plants 4 containers.
You can expect 48-72 new canes to grow from 16 oz. of rootstock the first year. Second photo shows 8 ounces of rootstock. Third photo shows canes grown in 1st year from 8 ounces of rootstock. Canes will grow to 3+ foot tall the first year if properly cared for. They will bear fruit just as soon as if you planted bare root canes or pruned plants. Detailed planting/pruning/care instructions will come with rootstock.
These are not plants dug from someone's backyard, they are Inspected by the State of Washington to be free of disease and pests. Raspberry plants should produce for 15 or more years. This is why Universities recommend you don't risk wasting time on plants that are not inspected or certified. We ship to all states.
Price includes FREIGHT.