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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones


    Raspberries are a sprawling thorny plant which benefit from a large growing area and the removal of older canes. They produce their first crop of fruit in May and June, and a later crop in August.

    Latin Name

    Rubus idaeus


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruit
    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 9'
    Max Spread: 9'

    Uses

  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Northern Asia


    History

    Washington received twelve raspberry plants from William Hamilton of Pennsylvania in March of 1792.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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