|Boyne - Floricane (Bi-annual)|
|Biennial canes, extremely hardy and prolific producers. The choice of Mr. V's U-pick raspberry patch.|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Rubus 'Boyne'|
Wild raspberries are native throughout Canada except in the extreme northern latitudes. Boyne raspberries are biennial which means that they grow stems and leaves the first year and produce fruit in the second year before dying. Since the roots put out canes every year, fruit will be produced every year after the planting year. Boyne is the best bet for gardeners who live north of the Red Deer River where winter snows cover the ground. The growing season, however, is too short for primocane (annual or mow down) raspberries to produce a large quantity of fruit.
In the Chinook belt south of the Red Deer River, the Boyne canes tend to dry out in the winter winds and produce very poorly while the primocane varieties do very well because they can be cut back to their roots every year.
Raspberries are shallow rooted and therefore need to be watered at least once a week to get maximum production. They should be planted in well drained sandy loam with the roots planted 12 to 18 inches apart within the row and 5-6 feet between the rows.
The large sweet Boyne raspberries are good for eating fresh in preserves or in the freezer. They contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants that are linked maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and are a good source of vitamin C.
Leaves of the raspberry cane are used fresh or dried in herbal and medicinal teas. The leaves have an astringent flavour and widely regarded in having a positive effect on regulating a woman's menstrual period.
Good for fresh eating, preserving, or freezing.
|Price last updated on Jun 26, 2018||Listing of Raspberries|