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Rubus idaeus

Common Name(s): Red raspberry; European raspberry
Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit: Biennial/Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=82° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -29° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams to loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Commercial fruit is a hybrid of R. idaeus and R. strigosus. Female tonic. Prefers deep, highly fertile soils with good drainage. Low salt tolerance. Almost same climate as strigosus.
Pythium, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - fruit, Food - bev base, Harmful Org. Host - crop pests, Medicinal - folklore
Steppe and semi-arid, temperate, boreal
Geographical Origin:
Europe, Asia Temp
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