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Caroline Red Raspberry

Carolina Raspberry

Two and a half years ago, the mass of brambles in the photo on the right started as one freeby Caroline Red Raspberry seedling.  Now the plant has expanded to cover an area about eight feet long by three feet wide, and has also spawned two new raspberry patches in other parts of the yard.

There are varieties in my garden that I grow because they're okay, and then there are ones that I'd recommend to anyone.  The Caroline Red Raspberry fits in the latter category.  It's an everbearing raspberry, which means that it starts bearing near the first of June, takes a break for part of the summer, then is dripping with fruits again from the middle of August until the first frost.  It isn't my tastiest bramble in the spring (Wineberries and Black Raspberries tend to win the contest there), but by summer its cultivated red raspberry taste hits the spot.  It grows and bears so well in our soil that I'm considering replacing my waterlogged grapes with Caroline Red Raspberries.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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