Our raspberries, a hardy variety called Heritage, ripen in late August and continue through September until we get a hard freeze – which can be as late as mid-October. We have two patches–each about an acre–which provide fruit for our Farm Market. Raspberries are a late-season favorite for the folks who love to Pick Your Own.
Our fall raspberries fruit on new canes every year, so they are more productive than summer raspberries. We prune them each spring, rototill the edges of the rows to keep them from getting too thick, fertilize them, and water them with a sprinkler system to keep them hydrated and provide succulent fruit.