Top 5 Raspberry Farming Tips in India - Raspberry Fruits
Posted - Jun 25, 2023
Raspberries are delicious, nutritious fruits rich in vitamin C, fibre, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that can boost immunity, prevent infections, and fight cancer.
Raspberries prefer cool temperate climates, with ideal temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, ensuring a moderate environment and avoiding extreme heat or frost.
Well-drained, fertile, loamy soils with plenty of organic matter and a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 suit raspberries. They do not tolerate waterlogging, salinity, or alkalinity.
Seeds, suckers, or cuttings can propagate raspberries. Suckers or cuttings from healthy plants are better than seeds, which take a long time to germinate. Plant them in early spring or late autumn at a spacing of 2-3 feet.
To effectively manage pests like aphids, spider mites, beetles, and diseases like anthracnose, powdery mildew, and root rot, one should monitor the plants regularly and apply the appropriate controls in time.
Harvested when berries are fully ripe and detach easily from the receptacle. They are usually harvested by hand in multiple pickings from June to August. Handle gently and store in a cool place.