I am in Milwaukee, next to the lake and zone 5ish. It is a Milwaukee "thing" to
have raspberries in the back yard. I have a great spot at our rental. Lots of
great drainage. I just dont know what variety to order. I want something
free, disease resistant and that doesnt bear all summer, rather give a nice few
at one time.
I was supposed to get plants from the woman next door but they moved and the new
people said they would but ended up chopping the plants out. nobody knows what
they were, of course. Ingrid
We enjoyed heritage for many years.
Major mistake for us was trying a black raspberry because it rooted
whenever a branch touched the soil and had small fruits. Name skips me.
Currently not growing any.
I would strongly suggest that you get to your library and read about the
pruning raspberries need in order to:
- Produce well
- Not become a tangled mess that'll require a bulldozer to deal with
I mention this because you said "trouble free". They're a great thing to
have, but they do require attention. Anyone who tries to summarize it for
you in a newsgroup is doing you a disservice, and you will be surprised at
some point in the future.
Why in the world would I go to a library to read about gardening when I have the
internet? trouble free I mean pests. I really, really dont like to spray with
anything except dormant oil. I would love some of the low thorn variety but I
sure I would have to give up size of crop or disease resistance. many of those
cultivars are very very finicky. Ingrid
On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:38:26 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I have grown red and black raspberries (several cultivars of each) for
a dozen years now. I have had a little problem with cane borers but
enough to cause me to take any action.
The only serious problem has been Japanese Beetles eating the berries.
Yes, that is right, they eat the berries. I kept a coffee can with
some old motor oil in it near the raspberry patch and would drop JB
into it every time I saw one, or a hundred.
Ever since I inoculated my entire spread with Milky Spore - about 6
years ago - the JB problem has been reduced to nuisance, if that.
I remember the white male landowner drivel served up to me in school. I much
finding historical information on the internet that provides OTHER points of
Much of the "good stuff" will never be found in a book, on TV or in newspapers.
"Bugs" are just one of the pests. there are fungi, viruses and bacteria that are
much more difficult to treat than "bugs". resistance to them is more important.
our founding "fathers". In general books are published by publishing houses
typically reflect the establishment view of everything. For something other
historical example, lets take "the care of goldfish". All the books out there
essentially say the same thing, much of it totally wrong. most of the authors
compile the prevailing "opinion" by reading what went before, rearrange it a bit
republish.. mostly to make money.
I want a different point of view. Ingrid
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