If you simply cannot wait for those first raspberries
of the summer, Prelude is for you! Berries
ripen earlier than any standard variety (mid
June) and bear a smaller crop again in the
fall. Rich coral-red berries are sugary sweet
and bursting with juice, yet are firm enough
to hold up for processing. Plants are hardy and
vigorous, with very few thorns and fruit spaced
openly for ease of picking. Easy to maintain and
disease resistant—just enjoy tons of sun-sweetened
berries each summer. Self-pollinating. No.
1, 1-yr. plants. Zones 4-8. U.S. Patent No. 11747.
This item ships only in the spring.
If our spring shipping season is closed your order will be shipped the following spring.
Easiest Plants to Grow Organically!
Just look for the Living Earth Plants logo and enjoy the benefits of these exclusive varieties:
- Loaded with antioxidants
- Reduce your risk of chronic diseases
- Unbeatable Home-grown taste
- No Chemicals or Pesticides needed to grow
These are not GMO plants. They are just plants that have these qualities naturally.
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Height: 4-6 ft
Spacing: 3 ft
Depth: same as in the nursery
Spread: 5 ft
Sun/Shade: Full/part sun
Yield: 1-2 quarts
Foliage: Medium green
Fruit: Conic, 1 inch, 2.2 grams, deep red berries
Comments: Matures seven days earlier than standard early season varieties, in late june and early july vigorous plants sucker freely. Fruit is easy to harvest. Prelude also bears fruit on primocaines in the fall. Good disease resistance. Sparse thorns.Planting: in heavy clay, add 1/3 to 1/2 sand and 1/3 compost or composted manure crown should be at soil level. Prune dormant bareroot to 2". If the plant is potted, no pruning is necessary when planting. Growth: produce on 1 year old stems. Remove old canes after they have produced making room for new canes. In summer, cut young canes back to 4-5 feet, keep laterals to 2-3 ft. needs supporting due to large crops and berries.