Rubus ‘Boyne’ – Longtime proven favorite! Succulent, large, dark-red fruit. Heavy cropper. Firm berries, easy to pick and carry. Strong, sturdy canes. Regular cane. Raspberries are hardy to zone 2. Produces fruit in second year.
Like full sun and a moist rich soil. Grow in rows, spacing the plants 45 cm (18 in) apart and keep the rows 1 m (3.2 ft) or more apart. After planting, prune the plants back to 15-20 cm (6-8 in) in height to encourage better root development and the production of new canes. Keep soil mulched to help retain moisture. They require lots of water, especially at harvest time. More you water, the better the berries and yield will be. Prune fruiting canes down to the ground after they have finished bearing for the year. In spring, thin canes to about 15-20 cm (6-8 in) apart. Retain only new strong healthy canes that show little or no winter injury. Ever-bearing varieties may be pruned right down to ground level in late fall or early spring, before new growth starts. Another tip on the Ever-bearing type is prune half of your canes to the ground and the other half, do not prune at all–this will split