Rubus idaeus: 6’ high x indefinitely spreading / full sun to part shade / zone 3
Raspberries are a productive, delicious fruit for the home garden. The roots are perennial, but the canes are biennial (they live for two years); fruit is borne on the second-year canes. In late summer or fall, once they have finished producing fruit, the two-year-old shoots should be cut at the base (they are easy to spot because they turn brown), and any weaker first-year canes should also be removed. Red raspberries will send up suckers, which can easily be dug up to produce more plants.
Canby – A nearly thornless, summer-bearing variety bearing high-quality, large, flavourful fruit
Heritage – A widely-planted everbearing variety, producing a moderate crop in the summer and then a heavier crop in the fall; large, very sweet fruit