If you are starting a garden this year, you need the DeGroot Latham Raspberry Starter Plant. The Latham raspberry is the most popular variety and a garden favorite.
Features of the DeGroot Latham Raspberry Starter Plant
The Latham raspberry is a June-bearer. It has productive canes that vigorously produce fruit for a long harvesting season. These raspberries are a reliable, mid-season variety that produces fruit with a sweet flavor—a garden favorite for everyone. The berries are large, firm, and attractive. You can use them for preserves, as a dessert topping, or as fresh eating. The canes are cold hardy, so you don’t need to worry about them surviving harsh winters.
Maintenance of the DeGroot Latham Raspberry Starter Plant
This raspberry starter plant should be planted as soon as springtime in your area allows you to work the ground. Once planted, you will need to give the raspberry starts 1” of water per week. The Latham raspberries need regular and shallow cultivation to keep them maintained.
These Latham raspberries only bear fruit on 1-year-old stems, so the spent canes should be pruned after they bear fruit so that there is room for new canes to grow in. You should keep pruning after that to make sure that the stems don’t become tangled. Pruning will also increase their ability to bear fruit.