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1 Gallon Potted Prelude Red Raspberry Plant - NON GMO - Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

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They need humidity from the start. The stalk will die and then you have a 50/50 shot of them growing from the ground. I would now cut them 1" from the soil and put something like this around them. Take the cuttings and also do the same with them all in one container. Our Youtube video shows you how to create extra plants from the cuttings. Give them two weeks with the new set up. Do not let the humidity barrier to fog up or get real wet inside. This will cook your plant. Just create bigger holes at the top until you get that balance. It has to be a big container around it. Not a 16 oz plastic bottle. I hope this helps.  Just give it a couple of weeks. 

Prelude raspberries (Rubus idaeus 'Prelude') are an early-season raspberry cultivar known for their sweet flavor, compact growth habit, and disease resistance. Here's a detailed description of the Prelude raspberry plant:

1. Plant Type and Size:

Type: Prelude raspberries are perennial shrubs belonging to the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, related to blackberries.
Size: They typically grow to a height of 3-4 feet and have a spread of 2-3 feet. The canes are semi-erect, meaning they are not fully upright but not trailing either.
2. Leaves and Stems:

Leaves: The leaves of Prelude raspberries are compound with three to five leaflets. They are medium green, toothed along the edges, and have a slightly rough texture.
Stems: The canes are sturdy and covered with fine prickles (thorns), which help protect the plant from browsing animals.
3. Flowers and Fruits:

Flowers: Prelude raspberries produce small, white to pale pink flowers in late spring to early summer. These flowers appear on second-year canes (floricanes) and are pollinated by insects such as bees.
Fruits: The berries are medium-sized and typically ripen in early to mid-summer, earlier than many other raspberry varieties. When fully ripe, the berries are bright red and have a sweet, mildly tart flavor. The fruits are juicy and excellent for fresh eating, jams, pies, or freezing.
4. Growing Requirements:

Sunlight: Prelude raspberries thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. They require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal fruit production.
Soil: These plants prefer well-draining, fertile soil rich in organic matter. They grow best in slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 5.5-6.5.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season and fruit development. Avoid waterlogging, as raspberries are susceptible to root rot in overly wet conditions.
5. Planting and Care:

Planting Time: Plant Prelude raspberries in early spring or late fall when the soil is workable and temperatures are mild.
Spacing: Space plants 2-3 feet apart in rows that are 6-8 feet apart to allow for adequate air circulation and room to grow.
Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plants to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.
Support: While Prelude raspberries have a semi-erect growth habit and may not require extensive support, providing a trellis or raspberry-specific support system can help keep canes upright and facilitate harvesting.
6. Pruning and Maintenance:

Pruning: Prune Prelude raspberries annually to maintain plant health and encourage fruit production. Remove old, dead, or diseased canes in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Thin out crowded canes to improve airflow and light penetration.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring before new growth starts, following package instructions. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to excessive vegetative growth at the expense of fruit production.
7. Pest and Disease Management:

Pests: Monitor for common raspberry pests such as aphids, Japanese beetles, and raspberry fruitworms. Use appropriate methods, including insecticidal soap or natural predators, to manage pest infestations.
Diseases: Watch for diseases such as powdery mildew, raspberry leaf spot, and cane blight. Maintain good air circulation around plants and avoid overhead watering to reduce humidity levels, which can contribute to disease development.
8. Harvesting:

Timing: Harvest Prelude raspberries when they are fully ripe, usually in early to mid-summer. Ripe berries are bright red, easily detach from the plant with a gentle tug, and have a sweet-tart flavor.
Storage: Use harvested berries immediately, store them in the refrigerator for a few days, or freeze them for longer-term storage. Prelude raspberries are versatile and can be enjoyed fresh, in preserves, desserts, or other culinary creations.
Prelude raspberries are prized for their early fruiting, compact growth, and delicious berries. With proper care and attention to pruning and pest management, you can enjoy a plentiful harvest from your Prelude raspberry plants each season.
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