The males are for pollination purposes only and do not produce fruit.
Needs at least 1/2 day of sun, hardy to -40 F and needs no fertilizer except on poor soil, which will require an annual application of slow release organic fertilizer. Plant 6 ft apart and expect berries 3 years after planting. Requires 1 male per 10 females. Our varieties are from Europe with large and tasty fruit.
Pollination: Blooms in April and is wind pollinated. A male and a female plant must be planted within 20 feet of each other in order to produce fruit.
Hardiness: Hardy to -40 F. The flowers are very hardy and are not injured by late spring frosts.
Pruning: Rarely needed. Prune mostly to remove dead branches and shape.
Harvest: Ripens from August to October.
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