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Heritage Raspberry - Pack of 3
This Classic Everbearing is Sweet and Firm, Even if Picked Late!
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Heritage Raspberry - Pack of 3

Pack of 3
Item # 48672-PK-3
$19.95
Buy 3+ at $16.95 ea
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High-yielding plants are resistant to Powdery Mildew.

A great choice for lengthening your harvest!
'Heritage' is a classic name in raspberries, a red variety with sweet flavor and great holding ability on the vine. Unlike some varieties, 'Heritage' won't fall to pieces if you delay picking the ripe fruit a day or two; it stays firm, juicy, and super-flavorful. Plants are very vigorous and resist Powdery Mildew.

Raspberries like full sun and good air circulation. They do best in enriched garden soil that is moisture retentive but well-drained. Plant about 3 feet apart in the row, or train up a trellis. Plant about 1 inch deep in heavy soils, 2 inches in loose, sandy soils. For best growth, cut back immediately after planting, to prevent the plant from setting fruit the first year. This will give you much stronger growth and better harvests in years to come. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown.

Genus Rubus
Species idaeus
Variety 'Heritage'
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Season Early Summer
Fruit Color Red
Habit Vining
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Edible
Harvest Season Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam

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.