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Growing raspberries

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see also: Raspberry - Rubus idaeus

How to grow raspberries

The fruits of raspberry, or to use its scientific name, Rubus idaeus, are delicious in taste (as well as fantastic from an aesthetic point of view, by virtue of their colors), and can be used for numerous preparations: jams, fruit salads, tarts and excellent ice creams. Furthermore, nothing prevents you from freezing them, without giving up their characteristic flavor, and then consuming them when you wish. Raspberry is a particularly productive plant, which has the advantage of occupying little space: the only element it needs is water, which means that its cultivation is not recommended in the presence of particularly torrid climates. The raspberry fruit prefers ventilated positions and tolerates partial shade with a certain ease, while it is sensitive to strong winds: to favor optimal cultivation it would be better to use supports on which it can climb without difficulty.


The terrain

About the soil, it must be said that this plant grows without problems with any kind of substrate, even if clearly a soil rich in nutrients and fertile is preferable. It is advisable to dig it slightly, adding compost or mature manure, in order to prepare it in the best possible way for planting. In conclusion, it is worth knowing that raspberries grow in fairly dense bushes, and that their roots produce numerous buds: they could give rise to new branches, not necessarily close to the original plant. This is an aspect that must be taken into account when establishing the planting spaces of the plant. The seedlings should not be placed in depth: in this way, the new buds will be able to reach the surface with relative ease.

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