Raspberry - Fall Gold
The Fall Gold Raspberry, Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold', a spring planted raspberry and it is an everbearing raspberry. This cultivar is an upright, thorny shrub which produces crops of gold-colored raspberries. It is called everbearing because it produces two crops on each biennial cane, unless pruned otherwise.
The Fall Gold produces a fall crop on the top 1/3 of the canes and a second crop the following spring on the bottom 2/3 of the canes. The Fall Gold is an extremely hardy plant and will be hardy in temperatures to 25 degrees below zero.
This raspberry is excellent fresh off of the plant, for canning and for preserves. 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!
Raspberries need full sun to produce the best crops. The soil should be rich and slightly acidic. The ideal pH is 6.0 to 6.5. The soil should also be well drained. Supplement the soil with aged manure and compost for best results.
For pruning the Fall Gold plant, remove the canes completely after they after they have fruited. (Usually that is in the 2nd year) The new canes will replace the ones you pruned off. Never cut off the new canes that have not produced any berries. The new canes will produce the next year’s crop.
|Family||Rubus idaeus 'Fall Gold'|
|Mature Height||24 - 36 inches|
|Soil||Normal to Rich|
|Moisture||Moist, Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bulb Type||Herbaceous Root|
|Bulb Spacing||2 feet|
|Flowering Period||Fruit June to October|