We are pleased to offer BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake™ a dwarf thornless Raspberry ideally suited for large patio containers. This variety requires no staking and no pollinator to produce delicious sweet berries. Your gift announcement will be sent with a jar of Raspberry jam at holiday time, followed by shipment of the plant at the right time for spring planting.
Growing BrazelBerries® Raspberries in containers.
BrazelBerries® are dwarf Raspberry plants that require no trellising or staking. Upon arrival, replant in a 12-16" container using good-quality potting soil. Place the container outdoors in full sun for the growing season. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20-24" diameter container. Your plant will start producing more fruit in the second year.
Fertilizing. Fertilize your plants in early spring and again in midsummer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 18-18-18).
Pruning. Simply let your plant go dormant in the winter. In early spring, you should start to see new green sprouts coming up from both soil and on some of the old canes. The sprouts from the ground will become canes that will fruit the following year. Old canes with new growth emerging should fruit this year. Leave all the new shoots from the ground and old canes that have green leaves emerging. Cut all the dead canes with no new growth at ground level. In colder climates (Zone 5), you can overwinter plants in their containers by storing them in a sheltered, unheated area such as a garage or shed once the leaves drop in fall. In warmer climates where freeze-thaw cycles occur, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.