Prelude: Noted for having a very early summer crop, peaking in production well before all other standard varieties. It matures a high percentage of standard varieties. It matures a high percentage of its fruit in late June and very early July. Plants are hardy and vigorous. Average fruit size and yield are similar to other early varieties. The attractive, high quality, firm fruit are easy to harvest, making them suitable for shipping and retail marketing. 'Prelude' is the earliest maturing summer red raspberry cultivar available for production in the East Coast and Great Lakes regions. The canes have sparse but noticeable spines and are average height. It is winter hardy in zone and plants are vigorous and sucker freely. Fruit are positioned openly with good placement and are very easy to harvest. 'Prelude" fruit are round conic in shape and are coherent and uniform.
Nova: Vigorous growing, hardy with respect to fluctuating winter temperatures. Plant is high yielding with bright red fruit, firm and suitable for fresh-market, pick-your-own and freezing. The cane is nearly spineless in floricane and resistant to most cane disease. Primocane bears a small fall crop later than Heritage.
Encore:This firm fruited, late season, summer bearing red raspberry produces large tasty fruit throughout its season. Encore is very productive, producing fruit on vigorous, erect, nearly spineless canes. Encore shows a moderate tolerance to phytophthora root rot. Cornell owns the rights to Encore and unauthorized propagation is prohibited.
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Yes.....You can plant red and black brambles together! Historically they have been planted separately but not to keep the fruits from Cross pollinating. The potential problem is from insects transmitting diseases. If you control the insects, you control the problem. However, separating them by at least 200 yards will protect you from most problems.
Raspberries and Blackberries do not like wet feet. Don't plant them where there is standing water after a rain. If water stands on your field or your proposed planting site, consider planting on raised beds to keep the plants (and roots) away from ponding water.
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