Crt Jakhel wrote:Hi,
I'm just waaay late to this thread. But if it still counts: you don't need to have raspberries bear only in the August-October period. The autumn or "everbearing" rasps have two periods of bearing, the first one in june-early July on 2-year canes and the second one in the later period, with a couple of weeks' time off in between. (This is based on my experience in a location that has last and first frost dates very similar to yours, but harsher winters.)
The difference is in the management of raspberries - if you cut them all down during winter you will of course only have the late crop. But if you do it selectively, removing only the canes that have had their second year's worth and are now drying out, you can keep picking from June to mid October with just that couple of months' hiatus in July.
Best of luck in your undertaking.
Jay Grace wrote:Kay bee. If you are still around I'm curious as to how your massive planting turned out.
And how many acres did this planting consume?
Natasha Turner wrote:Hi Kay Bee, just visited your WordPress site. Love the pictures and the info. Thank you.