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Brandywine Raspberry

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Intense Flavor and Aroma!

Raspberry 'Brandywine', Rubus idaeus 'Brandywine, is a true purple berry since it is a cross of red and black raspberries. It has been called the ‘best purple raspberry’.

Raspberry Brandywine is a less invasive plant and stays put where it is planted. It is important to trellis Brandywine for support since trellising affects plant growth rate, competition with suckers, harvesting methods, fruit quantity and quality; also helps with disease and insect pest management.

It has larger and wider spaced thorns than the red raspberry; plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling. The large, full flavored berries are great for making wonderful jam, jelly and pies; also used in making wine and other spirits.

These purple raspberries have intense flavor and aroma and are a treat for any gardener! Large, round, firm berries dangle from vigorous, fairly erect canes that are strong and heavy. Plant them 3-5 feet apart within rows, and 12 feet apart between rows. At the end of the harvest season in summer, prune to ground level.

Raspberries are rich source of vitamin C and they are high in manganese. They are also very high in dietary fiber. Eat them for taste and health! 


Plant Facts

Family Rubus idaeus 'Brandywine'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Spread 30 inches
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Mature Form Erect, Climbing
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color White
Bloom Period Mid Spring

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