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Raspberry, Niwot

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The first ever-bearing black raspberry.

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The first ever-bearing black raspberry, Niwot was developed by Pete Tallman in Longmont Colorado. Niwot is an early ripening, ever-bearing black raspberry with impressive yields and delicious fruit. It is a vigorous plant with impressive summer harvests and early fall ripening starting in late August. Plants produce an abundance of primocanes for additional harvest in late August through September. Fruits are larger than most black raspberries, glossy, sweet and with very small seeds ideal for fruit salad, pancakes or ice-cream.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

5-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

5-6 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

3-4 feet

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Shrub

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Raspberry: Bare Root or Potted Fruit Plant

How to Plant

  • Raspberries may be planted as bare root or potted plants.
  • Choose a well-drained, sunny location with no standing water. Prepare the soil before planting by mixing compost or other organic matter in with the soil. Work the soil deeply.
  • Space canes 3 feet apart in rows 6 feet apart. Dig each hole to twice the size of the root mass.
  • Plant black and purple varieties 100 feet away from red and yellow varieties.

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Before planting, trim very long or broken roots.
  • Cut back top growth to 6 inches.
  • Set roots 1-3 inches deeper than formerly grown.
  • Back fill with loose soil. Gently press soil in around the root ball. Transplants need good root-to-soil contact. Do not press too hard because that can cause soil compaction and root damage.
  • Gently water around the root ball to settle the soil and drive out air pockets.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Set the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was growing in the pot.
  • Backfill the hole and press firmly around the base of the planting.
  • Water deeply. The water will seal off any air pockets around the root ball.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients. Control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Add mulch each year as needed.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2" of rain per week during the growing season. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • In the spring, before leaves sprout, apply a granular fertilizer following the instructions on the label. Most new growth will come from the plant’s crown under the soil. Plants use a lot of energy in spring when growth begins, so do not let plants dry out.
  • Remove all wild brambles near cultivated varieties to prevent virus diseases.
  • Pruning Standard Raspberries:
    • Do not prune the first year EXCEPT to remove dead, damaged or diseased wood.
    • Each spring select 5 or 6 of the most vigorous new canes and cut them back to 30 inches tall. All other canes can be removed.
    • Remove and destroy canes immediately after they fruit in their second summer. They will not bear again.
    • Add a summer topping to encourage side shoots off the canes to the pruning done in early spring and after harvest. Pinch back 3-4 inches off shoots up to 24 inches tall.
  • Pruning Everbearing Raspberries:
    • Do not prune the first year EXCEPT to remove dead, damaged or diseased wood.
    • Each spring select 5 or 6 of the most vigorous new canes and cut them back to 30 inches tall. All other NEW canes can be removed.
    • Do not remove last year’s fruiting canes- they will fruit again in early summer. Pinch back 3-4 inches off their lateral branches.
    • Expect new canes to fruit in the fall of their first year and in early summer of their second year.
    • Remove and destroy old canes immediately after their second fruit in early summer of their second year. They will not bear again.
  • Monitor for Pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Cane fruits may need support to help prevent against wind damage and make for easier harvest. Tie canes to wire that is strung parallel between two posts at either end of the row.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Raspberries ripen on the plant at different times through the season in summer. Berries ripen quickly and are highly perishable. Pick frequently and discard berries that have rotted on the canes to prevent diseases.
  • Hold the berry carefully between your thumb and forefinger and pull. Berries are ripe when they are easily pulled from the core without getting squashed. At their ripest and sweetest, berries are plump and turn the deepest color, depending on the color of the variety.
  • Expect to harvest at least twice a week.
  • Keep berries in a shallow container, around 3 berries deep. Quickly cool berries in a refrigerator after picking. Properly stored, berries can keep for 3-7 days
  • Raspberries may be frozen or used for preserves.
Zone
5-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
5-6 feet
Spread
3-4 feet
Life Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Shrub
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Raspberry, Niwot is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nwot knows what is going on, I don't! Five plants arrived a little wilted. The leaf bud tips were just coming out. Two plants bounced back quickly and three seemed to struggle. Soaked roots in transplant solution of liquid Biotone for a couple days. Planted in sunny location in a new bed supplemented with rich compost. Two plants took off immediately but the other three continued to struggle. In August despite regular watering, the heat and dry wind were too much and two of the three struggling plants died. The third has not grown more than five or six inches and dropped it's leaves early. The other two provided several handful of sweet dime size berries. It maybe that the sun, heat, or dry wind wind were too much for the weaklings. The other two have grown tall with several new canes. Beautiful plants. Sweet berries despite the conditions.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very healthy plants, ready to grow too off in no time. all growning well in different locations, different amount of sun.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never grew I planted these according to directions. I watered according to directions. They never grew.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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