Raspberry Growing Guide
Raspberries will grow in a variety of soil conditions but prefer a well-drained moist and reasonably light soil. We recommend planting approximately 18 in. apart. Rows should be approximately 4 ft. apart. Feed with compost or rotted manure in the late fall or early spring. Mulching with shredded bark or sawdust is advantageous but be sure nitrogen levels are kept high enough for good growth.
Raspberries grow best in slightly acid soils (pH of 5.7-6.0). Plants produce berries on 2 yr canes. After bearing, these older canes should be cut out and 1 yr canes should be thinned out enough that each will receive adequate light, water and nutrients. We believe the varieties we carry are the best suited to growing conditions in the Maritimes provinces and similar colder areas of the country. All our canes are from virus tested stock.