Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Raspberry, ‘Brandywine’ is a true purple raspberry. A hybrid cross between a red raspberry and black raspberry, this purple raspberry is unsurpassed for jam, jelly, and pies. The purple of this raspberry fades to a bright red when baked in pies and cakes. The ‘Brandywine’ raspberry is used extensively in the fermentation of wine and other spirits.
It is less invasive and “stays put” where it is planted. The thorns are wider spaced and larger than that of a red raspberry. ‘Brandywine’ fruit is soft in texture like a raspberry. It has a large, gorgeous berry with a tart, full flavor. High quality, insect resistant, hardy, and very adaptable. Fine for Zones 4-8; Zone 3 growers might see some winter dieback. The ‘Brandywine’ Purple Raspberry plant was developed by Cornell University in N.Y. University station at Geneva, N.Y. Ripens mid-season. Canes are large, very erect and seldom bend over with fruit. Less hardy than the reds; need winter protection very cold climates. Plant 30″ apart; will not fill in. Propagate like blacks; will not sucker. Plant as soon as soil may be worked in the spring. Your plants require 1″ of water per week during the growing season and regular, shallow cultivation.