I planted my first bed of raspberries last spring and split the bed up half Red (Heritage), and Gold (Fall Gold). They grew nicely all spring, summer, and in September all of them (except 1) started bearing fruit on the limb tips and continued fruiting until Dec 3 (first hard frost)… My wife and kids, and well every one just loved them. Very good eats.
But the one that did not tip fruit… I could tell by early summer that it was different… it sort of seriously out grew the others by a significant amount. When the others had not yet reached my 4 ft top trellis wire… it was a foot over it. I tip pruned it to slow it down some and it then started sending out the long (very long) letteral limbs that just kept on growing, They reached the ground by fall and were still growing. I kept pruning them off where they were reaching the ground… but over the winter many of those tip rooted with no help from me at all.
I obviously got some raspberry plants that were labeled correctly and true to type…
But then I got this one that is different.
The Herritage and Fall Gold have sort of a light brownish, somewhat scaly bark on the (now florocanes) and the Herritage sent up a BUNCH of new canes (from root spread)… some 2-3 feet away from the crown. The Fall Gold, best I can tell, did not do much of that…
But this one other raspberry ??? did not send up any root suckers… but did a lot of tip rooting.
Again all the Heritage and Fall Gold produced a nice crop on the top 1/3 of the canes last fall… and should give us a nice crop this summer on the floricans’
This one Mystery Raspberry ??? did not fruit on the limb tips last fall… so I assume it is some kind of (June Bearing) raspberry… rather than an (Everbearing) as I ordered.
I got one odd ball in the shipment that was mislabeled as a Heritage. - but obviously is NOT.
Wondering if any of you might be able to Identify what type of Raspberry this is from a couple of pics.
The one above shows the floricans just above the crown and where they are reaching my first trellis wire. As you can see they are somewhat Purple, with a bit of silvery sheen to them. That one up close on the left is actually one of those long limb laterals that after I tipped it, it sent out those very long laterals the went all the way down to the ground and most tip rooted.
This Mystery Raspberry grew much more aggressively than the other (Herritage and Fall Gold) plants did. Again - it did not send up root suckers, but did limb tip very successfully with no help from me at all.
Here is another Pic showing at the end of my trellis, how it sent a bunch of laterals (after I tipped it at 4.5 ft tall) and these long purplish red laterals streamed down towards the ground and many tip rooted successfully.
I have a Logan berry (couple of those) and this thing has a similar growth habit to the Logan, but my Logan is not this same purplish red color…
I suppose in a few months I will see what kind of fruit this thing produces. Assume since it did not tip fruit last fall, that it is a (june bearing) variety of some kind.
Any good educated guesses on what type of raspberry this might be ?