Bigger and Better Raspberries Caroline is a variety of everbearing raspberry of exceptional quality. Plant a patch to eat fresh or freeze for later. You can even make some into jams, preserves, pies, cobblers and sauce…the possibilities are endless! The new standard for fall-bearing raspberries, your Caroline has far better flavor and much larger berries, making this raspberry literally the one to pick if you’re planning a new patch. You’ll be amazed at the productivity of your Caroline when you see your plants literally laden with fruit each year. Caroline ripens in late August, producing large, conic berries with a pronounced raspberry taste well into fall. If you’re in a warmer climate you can start picking these tasty jewels as early as June. Caroline Raspberry will grow 4-6 feet in height with a 4-foot spread. It’s a hardy variety, able to fend off root rot and yellow rust better than Heritage, and that’s just for starters. It’s self-fertile, has good heat and humidity tolerance and deer tend to leave it alone. Raspberries have become increasingly popular for their nutritional and antioxidant properties. They are a rich source of vitamin C as well as being high in manganese and dietary fiber. Eat them for both taste and health…and grow Caroline for one of the best varieties available for your home. * Larger, more flavorful berries * Highly productive * Disease resistant.
The Frontenac Gris Grape, Vitis ‘Frontenac Gris’, is a coppery-peach colored grape with the aroma of peach and apricot. This muscat-like grape is desirable for white wine making, fresh eating and dessert. It is a reliable, outstandingly cold hardy, vigorous, heavy bearing grape. It has a growth habit that is sprawling and has a late harvest season. It is fairly disease resistant, apparently immune to Downy Mildew with only moderate susceptibility to Black Rot and Powdery Mildew. When made as a white, it is crisp and clean and quite delicious. It has also been used to make a good ice-type wine where in the color is more red and the flavor quite intensely cherry. Frontenac Gris appears to be a multi-use wine grape that is an important addition to northern viniculture. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage. Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. Grapes need full sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. The birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share. * Coppery Peach Grape* Disease Resistant* Cold Hardy.
Hardy and High Producing! The Bristol Raspberry, ‘Rubus ‘Bristol’, is a fruit that is black and large with attractive, fairly glossy skin and firm flesh. Berries have excellent quality and good flavor and are good for canning and freezing as well as fresh eating. Bristol’s upright growth and cluster formation make its berries extremely easy to pick. Firm berries can be handled without bleeding. It is very hardy, high producing, vigorous and ripens in mid-July. Bristol shows tolerance to powdery mildew. The berries are versatile and can be used as fresh fruit, in preserves, or in pies and pastries. Raspberries may be grown successfully at an elevation as high as 7,000 feet. They do best in full sun on non-alkaline, fertile loam soil. However, they may be grown in partial shade or under other environmental constraints. Natural protection against strong winter winds are provided in some valleys, but in other areas it is necessary to provide artificial protection during winter months. Although a well-drained soil is essential for success, a sandy soil will need to have plenty of organic matter incorporated in preparation. Raspberries need a plentiful supply of moisture throughout the growing season. Raspberries take little space, live for years and produce crops the second season after planting. Birds also love the fruit, so you may have to share the harvest..
The Marquette Grape, Vitis ‘Marquette’ (PPAF), is a red wine grape that combines cold hardiness and disease resistance with excellent wine quality. Tasters noted a deep red color and desirable aromas. Perfect for the Upper Midwest, Michigan, New England and Quebec. The open, orderly, and somewhat upright growth habit of Marquette is considered highly desirable for efficient vineyard management, and fruit exposure to the sun conducive to maximizing wine quality. Marquette grape has proven to be an outstanding vine. In terms of cold hardiness, it has withstood temperatures as low as -36° F without serious injury. Resistance to common grape diseases such as, downy mildew, powdery mildew, and black rot, this grape has been excellent, and the vine requires only a minimal spray program. This grape tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but must have good drainage. Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where they provide good ornamental value: bold summer foliage, showy fruit, some fall color and shaggy, twisted trunking and branching often best seen in winter. Grapes need a good support system like fences, walls, trellises, arbors or other structures. The grape vines can be quite attractive year-round and can provide good cover, screening, or shade to areas around the home. Grapes need full sunlight and high temperatures to ripen, so plant on southern slopes, the south side of windbreaks, or the south sides of buildings. Considered to be a good grape for juices and jellies. Birds love grapes, so be sure to plant some to share. * Red Wine Grape* Cold Hardy* Diesease Resistant.