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Raspberry 'Amity'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!

‘Amity’ Raspberry is an excellent choice for raspberry lovers due to its delicious sweet flavor! This cold-hardy raspberry produces large firm, red berries, perfect for jams, baking, or sprinkled over breakfast.  ‘Amity’ is self-pollinating and will provide you with raspberries in early and late summer!

Plant as soon as soil may be worked in the spring.  This cultivar prefers a location in full sun with well-drained, loamy soil.  During the growing season, 1 inch of water per week is recommended, along with shallow cultivation.  After fall leaf drop and before spring growth, plants should be pruned or mowed to 1” above ground level.  To obtain optimum fruiting, choose the strongest canes and prune out small or weak canes in the spring when new growth begins.

Plant Details +

Botanical Rubus idaeus 'Amity'
Height 4-6'
Spacing 3-4'
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Medium Green
Flower Yes
Fruit Red
Harvest Mid-Late Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. 'Amity' is very hardy, so this plant will survive through longer winters with little or no damage. It’s self-pollinating and ripens mid-season. 'Amity' requires a loamy, well-drained soil.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water well during growth and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm-up.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown. Cane berries prefer a deep, well drained, fertile soil, and typically bear fruit on 2-year old wood with ever bearers producing on first-year wood. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2'-3' in a row with 8'-10' between rows.

Pests or Diseases: Resistant to some cane diseases but susceptible to cane Botrytis. Resistant to late yellow rust.