Raspberry

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Growing raspberry bushes is a great way to make your own jellies and jams. They are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. Research also indicates antioxidant and antiproliferative (chemopreventative) effects may be associated with the fruit.

Varieties:

  • Heritage, Latham + Nova (Zones 3-8)
  • Coho (Zones 4-8)
  • Caroline + Glencoe (Zones 4-9)
  • Meeker (Zones 5-8)
  • Fall Gold (Zones 5-9)
  • Williamette (Zones 5-10)

Care Instructions

Raspberry bushes prefer sunshine, so they should be planted in an area that gets 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Raspberries prefer a sandy loam soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should be well-draining and have a pH of about 5.8-6.5. Ensure that you water the bushes regularly. You will also need to prune raspberries as part of their care. Summer raspberries should be pruned twice a year. You will want to prune the growing raspberry bushes in the spring and right after you harvest the fresh berries.

Recipe

Raspberry Recipe

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Raspberry Crumble Bars

 

Ingredients (Raspberry Filling):

2 1/2 cups raspberries

2 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/3 cup white sugar

1 lemon for juice

Ingredients (Crumble Layer):

3 cups rolled oats

2 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 cups melted butter

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix raspberries, sugar, flour, cornstarch + lemon juice.

3. Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, melted butter + salt into a crumble-like mixture.

4. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes.

5. Arrange raspberry layer on top of baked bottom layer. Sprinkle with remaining crumble + bake an additional 25-30 minutes.