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Canes appropriate to a fairly small space because they do not grow more than 5-6 feet in my plot. However, new plants pop up frequently away from the original plants and I regard them as somewhat invasive in a home garden. Fruit is sweet when sufficiently ripe but tends to be smaller and softer toward the end of season,Upstate New York
I purchased Boyne in 2010 and again in 2011 along with 4 or 5 other varieties - Boyne is the one that has both produced and survived.Charlie R
Flavor, size, yield ... I can't say enough good about this hardy producer - I plan on planting more in 2023.
Great plants at a great price. Fast growing and easy to care for all season. The taste is great and the only problem I have is I need more room to grow more plants! I recommend this variety to anyone that loves raspberries.Rick B
The 5 plants we ordered are growing slowly and short in stature. Our bed is in a shaded and damp location. I trimmed back surrounding plants to see what happens next year.Ed
So, for you folks outside of the “easy” zone 4 and 5s, this review is for you :). I am in zone 3 (northern Minnesota), I have the option of either sand or clay for soil, and the winter temps the last 2 years have tickled 40 below. Also, I am a novice gardener. I know that is a formula for catastrophe. However, I bought both Boyne and Nova raspberries from Nourse and both have flourished! Their website is just terrific, and if you are really clueless (me), they are wonderful at answering questions. I have had nearly 100% survival and production from the excellent product that I have received from Nourse. Both my son and daughter have had similar impressive results. Same great results with strawberries and asparagus. Yup... I am now a dedicated fan :)Brian C.
We are starting a small U pick business. I ordered the majority of plants from Nourse based on excellent reviews by previous customers and the education available on the Nourse web site.Dave F
We made the right decision. The bare root plants were large and had impressive roots . Nearly 100 percent of plants grew and continue to grow vigorously producing a fair amount of berries which we did not expect in the first year. Only 60 to 70 per cent of the plants we received from a competing nursery grew and with much less vigor despite the same care. I can’t foresee any competitor matching or exceeding the value of product from Nourse.