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Growing raspberries


How to reap the rewards of fresh berries. By Tania Moffat


are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. Raspberries are members of the Rubus genus of the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeoba- tus. Raspberries are a power food rich in fiber, several vitamins and minerals, flavonoids and antioxidents. There really is no replacement for


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fresh raspberries picked straight off the bush. Fresh raspberries don’t travel or store well, so those found in the grocery stores are like a cheap knocks off with a designer price tag. They never taste the same as those grown in your backyard. If raspberries are your weakness why not save on that grocery bill and plant them in the garden? A healthy plant will reward you with crops for 10 years or more. Primocanes vs Floricanes


Primocane varieties produce flowers


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and fruit on stems grown in the same year, they generally bear fruit in late summer. Floricanes produce stems that


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icking fresh berries may be one of the best summer treats around, and besides being tasty, berries


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