August Red Everbearing RaspberryLate. NH R7 [Durham x NH 102 (dwarf F2 seedling x Taylor)] x NY 287 [NY 18810 (Marcy x Indian Summer) x NY 20990 (R. strigosus selection)] Developed by EM Meader, UNH, 1973.
Considered the hardiest of the everbearing types—the last hope when no other raspberry will survive. Medium-large crimson fruit has excellent flavor. Compact 3' bush bears earlier than other everbearers, even Polana.
Everbearing raspberries bear on first-year canes (primocanes) and are particularly desirable for northern growers because they can die (or be cut) to the ground and still produce a sizable crop the following year. August Red is productive midsummer, about Aug. 10 in central Maine.
We are very pleased to offer this rare variety, bred by Elwyn Meader.
Z3. Maine Grown. (certified virus-free bare-root plants)
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