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Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'
The first raspberry bred specifically to produce an autumn crop and it is very successful. Its autumn crop is earlier than dual-crop cultivars (such as Willamette, Nootka and Chilcotin) and reliably crops from late February onwards, even in cool seasons when yields from dual-crop cultivars are late and sparse. It is easy to establish and has strong thorny canes which scarcely need trellising until fruit form. Its main criticism is its bland flavour and diminution in fruit size as the season progresses.
- Pollination: self-fertile
- Harvest: mid-Feb to late April
- Features: ideal for jams and preserves
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