|Project by Mork||posted 04-28-2013 01:07 AM||28041 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
The first picture shows a traditional raspberry support. This is a well established row of berries and the supports do well until the wind blows the wrong direction. If the wind is blowing hard in the direction of the support wires all the canes fall over. In the process of standing them upright again I always manage to break a few canes.
The other picture shows a new method of supporting the raspberry canes. You will notice horizontal wire mesh. The canes will grow up through the mesh and be supported in all directions… at least that’s the plan!
BTW… the established raspberries are a variety called Caroline and they are fantastic even in the Hot KY summers they produce from mid June until frost!
The new row is Baba Berry (or Southern Raspberry). The established row is now all green (April 27th) but the new Baba Berries have barley emerged. 4 out of the 8 canes show no sign of life. These were planted last October. Hopefully they will all live but I’m getting a little worried.
I highly recommend Caroline but it will be a year or two before I can make a judgment on the Baba Berries.