Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Next Big Thing: Raspberry Shortcake from Fall Creek Nursery

My Raspberry Shortcake (TM) planted up
 One of the many perks of working for the Garden Media Group is that we get the chance to test out new products and plants before they're available to consumers. This summer I'm so excited to be trialing Fall Creek Farm & Nursery's new Raspberry Shortcake (TM) from their new BrazelBerries(R) Collection.
Birds eye view of my Raspberry Shortcake (TM)

This little compact beauty is the first thornless raspberry to hit the market. It grows to a height of 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and really thrives in containers. And since it doesn't have thorns, it's a perfect plant for allowing kids to harvest fruit right in their own backyard.

Raspberry Shortcake (TM) from Fall Creek Nursery

I planted mine up in full-sun a few weeks ago in one of my containers.  If all goes well, I'll have full-size, super sweet raspberries next summer just like this photo to the right.  I'll be sure to post more pictures at the end of the summer, so you can see it how it's progressing.
If you want to be the first of your friends to try out this incredible new raspberry, you can order it online through White Flower here.

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Unknown said...

I ate my first Raspberry Shortcake berry this morning. Burst in my mouth with juicy flavor.

Amy said...

So happy you like the plants and thrilled you sampled your first berry! Just wait until next year when you have a bigger crop!

Just keep it watered well this summer and we'll remind everyone when it's time to prune. Remember, it's this year's new canes that will fruit next summer after going through the winter dormancy period.