Are you new to container gardening? This raspberry shortcake bush is for you!
Eat fresh raspberries right from your patio... Enjoy picking raspberries from this rare variety. Its thornless so you don't have to worry about the kids getting pricked from any thorns.
The Raspberry Shortcake™ is a new improved variety from The BrazelBerries® Collection. It will produce tons of fresh raspberries mid summer. There is no staking necessary due to its compact size and shape.
This raspberry bush is perfect when planted in a fancy container on your patio. Also great for balconies... Having company over? Pick some fresh raspberries and use them in dessert! They will be impressed by the raspberry shortcake flavor.
This Rasperry likes sun so be sure to place in an area that gets plenty of sun. Fertilize in spring with a liquid fertilizer to encourage growth and more raspberries. Plant in a large container or in your landscape.
Get your Raspberry Shortcake™ today while supplies last...
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Rubus idaeus Raspberry Shortcake|
Questions and Answers
How To Care for your new Raspberry Shortcake™
When planting your Raspberry Shortcake be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Raspberry plant almost any time of the year.
Raspberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, slightly acidic, nutrient-rich soil. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Raspberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a raspberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Raspberries. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture, controls weeds, and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize when planting and in spring with a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry or grab a 10-10-10 from your local garden center. If you fertilize when planting be sure to mix the fertilizer in the soil well before placing your plant in the ground to avoid burning the roots. Raspberries grown in containers will need fertilized more often as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. We would recommend early spring, late spring and mid summer. This compact raspberry doesn't require all the pruning many traditional raspberries do. Late winter is a great time for pruning any dead or crowded branches. However, if you have a hard time knowing which is which (don't feel bad - it isn't easy with dormant plants!) prune in spring after new growth has emerged.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of raspberries is birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extemely effective deterrent. The Raspberry Shortcake is pest and disease resistant so you aren't likely to have any serious issues.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
Most orders ship next business day. Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping. View the Fedex shipping map below. Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed. West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants. Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.
You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment. Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives. As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.
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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.