Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Round Two In the Berry Patch?

I was a bit surprised earlier this Summer when we had a rather nice harvest of 'Fall Gold' raspberries. After all, it wasn't Fall. Doing a bit of research, however, I found out that 'Fall Gold' is an everbearing variety that fruits one one year old stems. This means that as soon as they fruit, I can cut these canes right out. I usually wait until Spring to do this, but knowing I can do it now will help with an early start in the Spring.
Nice, plump berries. We need to keep the bird feeders full and keep the birds away from here!

There are so many berries coming! I hope they have time to ripen up! The red 'Heritage' raspberries are also fruiting again. Time will tell if we have another harvest.