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Raspberry ‘Canby’ Thornless

Grow sweet, fresh, succulent berries without any of the prickly thorns. ‘Canby’ thornless raspberries are a summer-bearing cultivar that bursts with vivid, bright red berries. With a little preparation, you can easily plant and grow ‘Canby’ raspberries.

Thornless Red Raspberry. Large, good flavored, firm, juicy, bright red berry with fine quality. This delicious flavored berry is one of the best in the Northwest for freezing, canning, cooking, and fresh eating. The canes are vigorous and productive. Heavy bearer. Canby shows a high level of virus resistance and aphid immunity. Sensitive to Root Rot so good soil drainage is required. Not adapted to heavy soils. Grows best in areas with cooler summers. Excellent winter hardiness.

Plant as soon as soil may be worked in the spring. Your plants require 1″ of water per week during the growing season and regular, shallow cultivation. After harvest, prune away canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season’s crop; train on a trellis. Additional pruning may be required to eliminate tangling and improve their ability to bear.

Plant Details +

Botanical Rubus Ideaus 'Canby'
Cultivator Type Junebearing
Height 4-6'
Spacing 3'
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red
Harvest June - Ripens evenly over a 3-week period

Planting/Care Instructions +

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. Fertilize newly set plants 2-3 weeks after planting and again in early summer. 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. 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 everbearers producing on first-year wood. Thrive in most soil types. Versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other cane fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2'-3' in a row with 8'-10' between rows.

Pests or Diseases: Disease resistant