Raspberry Tucson AZ

Delicate raspberries are highly perishable and difficult to ship, making them an expensive treat if purchased at a grocery store. However, they are easy to grow in a home garden in Tucson, providing abundant harvests of mouthwatering fruit in midsummer.

Arbico-organics
(800) 827-2847
Po Box 8910
Tucson, AZ

Data Provided by:
Ajo Way Nursery
(520) 294-9611
3220 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ

Data Provided by:
Harlow Gardens
(520) 886-5475
5620 E Pima St
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Algaecide / Mossicide, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Bird Baths, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Container / Barrel Water Garden Kits, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fertilizers, Flower Seed,…

Data Provided by:
Archipelago Bat Guano
(520) 292-9319
P.O. Box 64328
Tucson, AZ

Data Provided by:
Plant Kingdom Nursery
(520) 733-0609
7701 E. Golf Links
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Native Seeds/SEARCH
(520) 622-5561
526 N. Fourth Ave.
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Arrangement Accessories, Artisan Crafts, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Dolls, Educational Books & Tapes, Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gourmet Foods, Heirloom Seed, Horticulture Companies, Jams, Jellies, Dips & Sauces, Media & Publications, Native Plant Nurseries, Plants, Plush Animals, Toys & Dolls, Seed, Seeds, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Harlow Gardens
(520) 298-3303
1644 N Jefferson Ave
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Flower Seed, Gardening Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Seed, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Catalina Heights Nursery
(520) 298-2822
6074 E Pima St
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Grass Seed, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Sheldon's Nursery
(520) 529-0609
4999 N. Sabino Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

Data Provided by:
Clear Creek Organic Fertilizer
(520) 404-8358
10630 E. Avalon Park St
Tucson, AZ

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Raspberry

Delicate raspberries are highly perishable and difficult to ship, making them an expensive treat if purchased at a grocery store. However, they are easy to grow in a home garden, providing abundant harvests of mouthwatering fruit in midsummer.

About This Plant

Select plants that are bare-root or rooted in soil. Buy only certified virus-free plants. Black raspberries are especially vulnerable to disease, so plant resistant varieties when possible. Summer-bearers should yield some berries in their second year and then full crops each succeeding summer. Everbearers may produce some fruit the first fall.

Site Selection

Select a site in full sun; avoid low-lying areas where frosty air will accumulate. Eliminate perennial weeds, preferably with a cover crop planted 1 year in advance. Destroy neighboring wild raspberries or blackberries to prevent disease from spreading to your plants.

Planting Instructions

Plant in late winter or early spring. Set plants in the garden an inch or two deeper than previously grown. Space plants 3 feet apart in rows 6 to 7 feet apart. Allow red and yellow raspberries to fill in a hedgerow not more than 2 feet wide (some purples will also create a hedgerow); blackcaps and most purples will remain as separate plants. Cut black raspberry canes back to ground level; leave an 8-inch handle on others. Water well.

Care

Keep the aisles between rows tilled bare or plant grass and keep it mowed. Cultivate to control weeds early the first summer, then mulch thickly. Once the plants are established, maintain a layer of mulch 4 to 8 inches deep year-round. Dig or till up suckers that spread beyond row boundaries. Erect a T-trellis if your canes don't stand up on their own. Different types of raspberries require different types of pruning. Contact your Cooperative Extension office for information on pruning, as well as on managing pests in your area, which may include cane borers, crown borer, and anthracnose disease.

Harvesting

Berries usually ripen over a period of 2 to 3 weeks during early summer; everbearers yield again for several weeks in early fall. When they slide easily off the small white core, berries are ripe. Pick into small containers so bottom berries are not crushed.

Click here to read more from Garden.org