Strolling through the produce aisle at the grocery store, you might stop to pick up a package of the classic red raspberries we all know and love. Sure, store bought is alright, but homegrown is much better, we promise! Growing raspberries at home is so simple you'll wonder why you haven't done it before with Vintage Raspberry (Rubus idaeus 'Vintage')!
Vintage starts the season out with lovely petite white flowers on an attractively uniform, upright bush. You'll be charmed by the character it brings to your garden and then absolutely blown away once it yields its crop of delicious red berries.
The real treat of this plant comes later in the season and sometimes into fall when the delectable berries are ready to be harvested. Try picking them straight off the bush for a light and fresh snack, they are fantastic when warm from the late summer sun. You can also try raspberry applesauce, tossed into oatmeal, or blended for a smoothie.
For the regular raspberry growers, Vintage tends to ripen a few weeks earlier than other varieties such as Heritage. They are often sought after due to their higher yield rate and overall larger berry.
While more than one type of raspberry bush might be wanted in order to extend the growing season, it isn't necessary as Vintage is self pollinating. They will do just fine and produce an abundance of fruit all by itself, making it the perfect raspberry for the gardener just getting into produce growing.
This deciduous bush is easy to please, simply plant it somewhere in full sun and well drained soil. It's a fast grower, so waiting for its first harvest won't take long at all! While waiting, local pollinators may visit the blossoms, butterflies love snacking on the nectar during the summer!
There are plenty of ways to incorporate Vintage into a garden. It's a natural fit to a produce garden near kitchens, where a few berries for a smoothie are just a few feet away! It also does great in perennial gardens or near patios! Its classic lush green makes it a pleasing plant even when not in bloom!
The easiest way to grow your Vintage Raspberry plants is to cut all of the stems to the ground in early spring. Watch as all fresh new shoots develop and grow from the ground up. These new primocanes will flower and produce berries on their tips from summer into fall each year.
New and experienced growers alike love growing Vintage Raspberry. The sheer amount of large berries, that ripening before others, and the spectacularly sweet taste make it a very attractive specimen. Don't settle for store bought berries, order a Vintage Raspberry bush today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Rubus idaeus 'Vintage'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Late Summer|