You know that summertime is in full swing when you can let the sweet, red juice of a handful of fresh-picked Latham Raspberries drip down your chin to your shirt and not care one bit about it. You're in good company, too.
The Latham Raspberry is one of the oldest cultivated raspberries in the world. (Your Grandma might have picked these same Raspberries when she was a girl!) It was especially bred for the home gardener and those great pick-your-own farms you find by the side of the road, especially those gardens further north.
The Latham Raspberry is a super-popular red raspberry that produces large crops of big berries in mid-summer, starting in July and continuing to ripen for a long period of time. It does great in more northern (read "less-humid") areas of the country. They take up very little space and will live for years.
These berries are big, luscious and SO versatile. Eat them fresh or use them in jams or pies. They freeze better than almost any other berry, too. Plant several vines so you can save some of that summer flavor to use in your winter smoothies or berry cobblers.
Strong, thick-stemmed Latham vines give a good beginning for you. If you don't order more than one, you'll end up wishing you did!
|Botanical Name||Rubus idaeus|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|
|Growing Zone Range||4-7|