Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'
Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'
Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'
Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'
Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'
Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'

Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red'

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  • This Raspberry Shrub 'Meeker Red' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot, min. 24" tall
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The Rubus idaeus 'Meeker' - Meeker Raspberry is a hybrid that was developed by Washington State University in 1967 and it remains a favorite for commercial production as well as for home gardeners. Sturdy canes produce sweet, juicy red berries in late summer. The berries have a high sugar content and are excellent for eating fresh or preserving. 

This low-maintenance plant has an upright growth habit, and white flowers bloom in May, with fruit ripening in July. The red raspberries can be eaten fresh or used to make jellies, jams, or preserves. The fruit freezes well or can be used in baked goods. The Meeker Red Raspberry grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

White flowers, non-fragrant.

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Attracts Pollinators, Self-pollinating, and Disease Resistant

This Meeker Red Raspberry ships in a 1 Gallon pot.

Size: Mature size can reach up to 10ft tall

Light: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)

Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8

Characteristics: Two-year-old growth produces fruit, so expect berries starting in the second year. The bushes can grow rather large at 4 to 10 feet tall and 3 to 10 feet wide. Prune the bush after the harvest.

Soil & Water: Water when top layer of soil dries out. Water more during summer heat

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

Plant in spring or early fall to promote healthy root growth.

Best in well watered, fertile, well draining soil. Feed slow release fertilizer in the spring.

Mulch is great for retaining moisture but should be at least 4" inches away from the trunk to avoid bark decay.

Can be pruned after harvesting season.

Allow 5' - 6'ft of space when planting for mature growth.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 5 - 8

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A little slow to take at first but has done very nicely. Excited to taste the berries.

A little slow to take at first but has done very nicely. Excited to taste the berries.

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