RUBUS IDAEUS ‘HONEY QUEEN’ – One of the hardiest yellow raspberries available. Produces large, sweet as honey berries, which are excellent for jams or eating fresh. This is definitely a “gourmet” variety!
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 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. Regular cane raspberries can be pruned in early fall because by then the canes which produced the fruit will be drying up and feel brittle, and fruit will grow on new canes. Primal cane bear fruit on the present year’s growth and fruit doesn’t ripen until late August. Primal cane grow from the same stem, you can prune primal cane right down to ground level as long as the new growth has not already started,if it has you need to prune a little higher.
When used as companion plants for raspberry bushes, the following plants can help prevent fungal diseases, like cane spot. They can also repel certain insects, rabbits and deer: Garlic, Chives, Nasturtiums, Leeks, Onions
Turnips used as companion plants for raspberry bushes help repel the harlequin beetle.