Caroline Raspberry Plant
The largest fruit, with a full-bodied, rich flavor.
Even larger than the berries of the old favorite 'Heritage', these fruits have a rich red color and a very full-bodied, intense flavor that no store-bought Raspberry can hope to equal. Can them, eat them fresh, use them in cooking -- Caroline is suitable for all purposes.
This Raspberry reaches about 4 feet tall, and is extremely resistant to root rot. Adaptable to soils and climates across the country, it is an ultra-dependable variety that even a novice Raspberry grower will be successful with. Find out what all the fuss is about by growing 'Caroline' this season! Zones 4-10.
|Item Form||Pack of 3|
|Zone||4 - 10|
|Plant Height||4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Berries, Easy Care Plants, Edible|
|Harvest Season||Early Fall, Fall, Mid Summer, Summer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico|
The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!
It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.
And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.
The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.