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Raspberry ‘Latham’

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This reliable favorite Junebearer ripens mid season and is long harvesting. Vigorous, productive canes and excellent fruit with a sweet flavor make this a garden favorite. ‘Latham’ red berries are large, firm and attractive. Most popular variety; ripens in late June, cold hardy. Cut spent canes to the ground after they finish fruiting.

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. The bush will bear only on one-year-old stems. As soon as canes have produced fruit, prune them back to the ground to make room for the strong new canes. Additional pruning will be required to eliminate tangling and improve their ability to bear.

Availability

# Description Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
RS116BAG Raspberry 'Latham' 133 $59.50
Retail-Ready Packages
RA25 000 Raspberry Assortment 48 $87.50
RS506000 Latham, Red, Junebearing 50 $87.50
RS116-1
RS116-2

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height Varies
Spacing 3'
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red
Harvest June - Ripens evenly over a 3-week period

General Information +

Botanical: Rubus Ideaus 'Latham'

Cultivator Type: Junebearing

General Characteristics: The standard for spring-bearing red raspberries. Full flavored, aromatic fruit. Vigorous, highly productive. Very good textured fruit, extra firm. PRUNING. Fruit is borne on previous years growth.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Disease resistant

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize newly set plants 2-3 weeks after planting and again in early summer. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown. Cane berries prefer a deep, well-drained, fertile soil and typically bear fruit on 2-year old wood with everbearers producing on first-year wood. Thrive in most soil types. Versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other cane fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2'-3' in a row with 8'-10' between rows.