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  • Rubus idaeus 'Bababerry' Plant Care Reminders

    Bababerry raspberry

    General Information

    Click This Button To Use These Plant Care Reminders
    Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

    Although most varieties of Red Raspberry grow best in the cooler climate of the Pacific Northwest, Raspberries can be successfully grown in California's Central Valley and surrounding foothills if you choose a heat-resistant variety such as 'Bababerry' or 'Oregon 1030'. These are proven varieties for warm-summer climates that can provide bountiful fall crops of delicious fruits. Although these varieties will tolerate hot summer sun, planting in a spot with some afternoon shade is still a good idea to protect developing fruits from sunburn.

    Is Indoor Plant?

    No

    These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
    Sunset Zones :7, 8, 9
    USDA Zones :
    Web Link - For more information

    Plant Care Instruction

    • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
      • January
      • February
      • March
      • April
      • May
      • June
      • July
      • August
      • September
      • October
      • November
      • December
      January
      1. Buy

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.
      2. Plant

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.
      3. Treat for Pest/Disease

      To control fungal diseases, spray with lime sulfur during dormancy and again just as the first leaf buds begin to open.
      February
      1. Buy

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.
      2. Plant

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.
      3. Prune

      If you didn\'t do it last fall, cut back last year\'s canes to the ground for the best late summer and fall crop.
      4. Treat for Pest/Disease

      To control fungal diseases, spray with lime sulfur during dormancy and again just as the first leaf buds begin to open.
      March
      1. Fertilize

      Fertilize with a balanced plant food such as 20-20-20. Raspberries like a slightly acid soil, so use an acid-type fertilizer if your soil is alkaline.
      2. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      3. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      4. Propagate

      New shoots coming up from the ground can be dug with roots and moved to make more plants.
      April
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Propagate

      New shoots coming up from the ground can be dug with roots and moved to make more plants.
      May
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      June
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Protect

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.
      4. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check for fungal diseases on leaves. If this is a problem, spray with lime sulfur next winter during the dormant period.
      5. Harvest

      Harvest June crop of berries, if present.
      July
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Protect

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.
      4. Pest/Disease Inspection

      Check for fungal diseases on leaves. If this is a problem, spray with lime sulfur next winter during the dormant period.
      August
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Protect

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.
      4. Harvest

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.
      September
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Protect

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.
      4. Harvest

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.
      October
      1. Water

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.
      2. Mulch

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.
      3. Protect

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.
      4. Harvest

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.
      November
      1. Prune

      Cut all canes back to the ground after harvest, if desired. Or, just cut the parts of the canes that have fruited that year, which will produce two smaller crops next June and fall.
      December
      1. Buy

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.
      2. Plant

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.
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      Buy

      When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

      January

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.

      February

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Buy bare-root plants from local nurseries or mail-order sources.

      Plant

      When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

      January

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.

      February

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Plant bare-root plants 2 to 3 feet apart in rich, well-drained soil in a location with a little afternoon shade. Grow on wire trellis for support.

      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

      February

      March

      Fertilize with a balanced plant food such as 20-20-20. Raspberries like a slightly acid soil, so use an acid-type fertilizer if your soil is alkaline.

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Water

      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

      January

      February

      March

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      April

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      May

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      June

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      July

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      August

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      September

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      October

      Water regularly and thoroughly during the growing season. Do not overhead water.

      November

      December

      Prune

      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      If you didn\'t do it last fall, cut back last year\'s canes to the ground for the best late summer and fall crop.

      March

      Cut back last year\'s fruiting canes to the ground for the best fall crop, or cut only the top half of the canes that fruited last year for smaller June and fall crops. On older plantings, dig out new shoots that come up far outside the row.

      April

      On older plantings, dig out new shoots that come up far outside the row.

      May

      June

      July

      Cut the parts of canes that have just fruited after you harvest.

      August

      September

      October

      November

      Cut all canes back to the ground after harvest, if desired. Or, just cut the parts of the canes that have fruited that year, which will produce two smaller crops next June and fall.

      December

      Mulch

      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

      January

      February

      March

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      April

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      May

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      June

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      July

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      August

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      September

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      October

      Maintain a generous mulch to keep soil and plants cool and to conserve water.

      November

      December

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.

      July

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.

      August

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.

      September

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.

      October

      Protect plants from hot summer sun with white shade cloth, if necessary.

      November

      December

      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      Check for fungal diseases on leaves. If this is a problem, spray with lime sulfur next winter during the dormant period.

      July

      Check for fungal diseases on leaves. If this is a problem, spray with lime sulfur next winter during the dormant period.

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

      January

      To control fungal diseases, spray with lime sulfur during dormancy and again just as the first leaf buds begin to open.

      February

      To control fungal diseases, spray with lime sulfur during dormancy and again just as the first leaf buds begin to open.

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Propagate

      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      New shoots coming up from the ground can be dug with roots and moved to make more plants.

      April

      New shoots coming up from the ground can be dug with roots and moved to make more plants.

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      Harvest June crop of berries, if present.

      July

      August

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.

      September

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.

      October

      Harvest main fall crop of berries.

      November

      December

      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

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