Fresh raspberries from the garden are irresistible! Perfect for fresh eating, baking, tarts and cobblers, and muffins. Raspberry plants are easy to grow, cold hardy, and a popular choice for the home gardener. Not only are they sweet and delicious, but are quite the super fruit. They are loaded with potassium and mega-3 fatty acids that help with both heart and blood flow. Raspberries grow on canes in a 2-year cycle. The first year, they absorb nutrients from the soil and build up power to produce an abundant crop the following season. The 2nd year canes die back after setting fruit, but each year, new canes grow off the rootstock to supply an annual crop every year thereafter. Be sure to give your raspberry patch plenty of room to spread. The plants do not like overly wet soil, it is extremely important to provide proper drainage. They also prefer slightly acidic soil and will set fruit the best in sunny locations.