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I was so excited about these raspberry plants. I had my son help me build a large garden box with great soil and compost. It sat ready to recieve the plants. The awaited day came and I followed the instructoins to a T. Gat them planted the day they were recieved. I had 10 plants 5 himbo top and 5 Polka Only 5 grew, they are looking healthy. It is now August and the 5 plants that lived are growing but I am short 5 plants. I was really disapointed with the quality of the plants.Diana
I moved this past fall and had to re-establish all new garden beds. A soil test was sent to a state university in early February. Lime, muriate of potash, sphagnum peat moss and fertilizer were added accordingly after the results came back. All the berry plants, including the Himbo Top raspberry plants, were received & planted on May 3 and a soaker hose was installed immediately. A moisture meter is used several times a week at every other plant, which makes watering correctly a very simple and easy task. Weeding is done every 2 weeks using a stirrup hoe and by hand. The plants were re-fertilized at the end of June. These Himbo Top started growing very soon, are very healthy and are even starting to produce a couple of berries as of July 21. They will need to be trellised soon. I wish I had ordered them shipped a couple of weeks earlier, but by next year, it won't matter at all. So far, everything is going great! This review will be updated next year.Paul B
Now these are what we call raspberry rootstock. Not dried up stems and roots like from many other companies. I ordered 30 this variety and hopefully they will grow in Eastern Kentucky. Our soil is mostly acidic ranging from 2.0 to 5.0 and I will have to do some work to get the PH a little higher in the garden. Plants were well packed and all alive with massive root system on some. No dried up canes and roots, only the best from Norse. This is my first time order from the company and I am well happy with it. I have a couple more orders with them and they do ship on a timely matter as selected in check out. Would recommend this company to anyone wanting the best raspberry root stock.Duane T
We planted 61 plants in the Spring of 2020. They grew immensely, towering over 7 feet tall tied on the green plastic/metal poles from Lowes. We harvested over 200 pounds of berries over the summer through the first hard freeze. None better. Lots of bees in them as well. We cut the old canes to the ground in the Spring of 2021, and we have much greater growth than last year. Looking forward to harvesting more this year.Donald U Hartman
Planted a dozen canes two years ago in the spaces between my Heritage canes. They grew well and yielded very large fruit that remained pickable better than Heritage which in my garden tends to fully ripen and drop. I I harvest only a Fall crop, the canes being cut to the ground in January.SeanO
We had planted both Himbo and Heritage plants last year. The Heritage plants started growing very strongly early in the season with beautiful stems and foliage. The Himbo were reluctant to the point i was concerned that they had failed overwinter, but then they all started growing about two weeks later and soon made up for the later start. We had a small summer crop on these second year vines and a much better fall crop starting in late September well into November. They continued to produce even after light frosts right up to Veterans Day when we got a hard freeze. We love the Himbo fruit especially and will plant more next spring!Bruce F
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