Raspberry ( Rubus ) - Joan J / Size 1
Joan J Raspberry / Rubus

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*Availability Status : Winter Dormancy - Estimated Avail. Spring 2019
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 18" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $7.50

Product Code: RASJOJ1

Rubus idaeus 'Joan J' - Plant Patent #18954

Overall Description

Joan J Raspberry is a thornless, self-pollinating raspberry variety that has a slightly smaller stature.........making it one of the best choices for container or patio gardening, or anywhere that space might be a premium. White flowers in spring are followed by a large fruit set that is ripe & ready for picking in late summer to early fall. Harvest time may vary a few weeks one way or the other, depending on the climate / environment this variety is planted in. Has also shown itself to be virtually immune to root rot, as well as mosaic virus complex.

Joan J's berries are good size, and very firm. Combined with the fact that this variety is thornless........gives you a raspberry variety that is very easy to harvest. Berries release easily, and hold up well through normal handling.

Prune out fruiting canes at the end of harvest season. Pruning is essential in order to keep plants well-maintained, and producing berries at maximum potential. It is generally best to prune out old canes as soon as fruiting is over for purposes of encouraging the production of new canes. The more canes..........the more fruit!! Raspberry roots are perennial but the leaf / fruit bearing canes are biennial - Meaning each cane will only produce fruit in the second year. Leaving older, expired & already fruited canes will only slow down the berry production in seasons to come, as the canes will most likely not fruit again. They will more than likely serve as "dead weight", and will use much of the plants growth & nutrients since they are thicker & older than newer canes which are ready bear fruit.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 4 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 8" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - most Raspberries prefer part sun / part shade.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly moist - acidic, well drained. Mulch & high organic content recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Bright green leaves are fairly large with slightly serrated edges

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers & Berries - small white flowers begin to appear in mid spring ( mid to late May in East TN ), followed by fruit set. Fruit begins to ripen in very late summer to early fall.

--Diseases / Insects :
Known to be virtually immune to root rot, and mosaic virus complex. Cane borers and crown borers are potential insect pests.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 ft apart recommended if planted in groups

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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