Heritage Red raspberry is a very sweet and productive variety that grows well in USDA zones 4-9. Raspberries are self-pollinating. Plant 3 feet apart in rows 6 feet apart.
Prelude raspberry is identified as the earliest ripening summer red
raspberry, ripening in early to mid-June. Although Prelude
is also fall-bearing, it produces the biggest portion of its crop in the
spring. Very winter hardy and vigorous, an excellent choice when
early fruit and quality are required. USDA zones 4-8
Plants will be growing in gallon pots.
This variety produces two crops; the largest crop becomes ripe in the late summer/early fall on the tips of canes that grew throughout the summer. A second crop is then produced lower on those same canes early the next summer. To have two crops, the planting must be pruned as a summer bearer. Most everbearers will produce the best crop if NOT allowed to fruit in early summer. We recommend this approach for best results.