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Raspberry ‘Royalty’

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The most popular purple raspberry variety today, ‘Royalty’ is very productive. This purple summerbearing variety is one of the heaviest producers. Sweet light flavor producing outstanding jellies and jams. It is late ripening and excellent for table use. A cross between a purple raspberry and a red raspberry by the Cornell Research Foundation. Combines the desirable features of both, coupling the large fruit size and plant vigor of a purple hybrid with the high fruit quality of a red raspberry. Good substitute for Black raspberry. Suckers sparingly. ‘Royalty’ is hardy, has wide adaptation, and has good yield potential.

Raspberries are a favorite of many home gardeners. The fruit can be eaten fresh or processed into jam, jelly, or juice. Surplus fruit can also be frozen. 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 Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
Bulk
RS121BAG Raspberry 'Royalty' 25 33 $59.50
Retail-Ready Packages
RA25 000 Raspberry Assortment 25 47 $87.50
RS121

Plant Details +

Size 1 YR #1
Height Varies
Spacing 3'
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Purple/dark red
Harvest Ripens in late July

General Information +

Botanical: Rubus idaeus 'Royalty'

Cultivator Type: Summer/Everbearing

General Characteristics: The fruit is very large, of high quality, and is the sweetest of all the purple raspberries. The canes are thorny and long. Royalty can be picked slightly immature as a firm red berry. Eludes spring frost damage, as it is a late-season variety. Raspberries take little space, live for years and produce crops the second season after planting. They're covered with clusters of fragrant, white blossoms in June, quickly followed by a mouth-watering crop of fruit that's excellent fresh and a longtime favorite for preserves.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: This new cultivar has triple insect resistance which should extend the productive life of the planting. Very susceptible to spur blight.

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.