Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

George Shirley (
Sun, 28 May 2000 08:37:39 -0500

The raspberries I am trying are Dorman Red, supposedly bred for southern
growers. They are not prolific, this is their second year with me and I'm only
getting a few berries. They have one more year to produce or I'm yanking them
and putting in thornless blackberries. We also have boysenberries and they too
are not prolific here so they're going too.

The heat and humidity doesn't seem to affect the Dorman Red but other than that
they have no redeeming features at this point. 


donna warren wrote:
> >
> >The raspberries are finally producing a few berries and I'm enjoying them. >
> >Lonely George and Sleepy
> I ripped out all my raspberries after trying for years to get any production
> from them.  A few came on early and then the hot humid weather ruined them.
> The last attempt was for fall bearing and that did not work either.  A
> master gardener in this area said he had tried for 20 years and every summer
> when hot weather hit it just cooked the tops of the plants, regardless of
> careful watering.  Zone 7, west Tennessee.
> So how do you do it?
> Donna