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Yellow Raspberries

Yellow-fruited raspberry plants are perfect for planting in the garden; they combine Gelbe Himbeeren
all the good qualities of red garden raspberry varieties – and they also bring some
added value.  They offer a visually attractive colour alternative that should actually complement red raspberries. We recommend growing about 20% yellow raspberries if you have a raspberry planting with 10 or more raspberry plants. We forget in the design of our gardens again and again that fruits are also ornamental, both in the garden and in the kitchen. A bowl of mixed red and yellow raspberries is even more attractive, even more mouth-watering and above all much more interesting than a pure-red fruit bowl!

Yellow Raspberry Varieties In The Lubera Garden Shop

We are fortunate that all of our yellow raspberry varieties come from our own breeding programme in Switzerland and England and we can offer the most modern, best-tasting and most robust yellow raspberry varieties. If you want to enjoy the very special yellow raspberries, we have the right selection in the Lubera® garden shop.

We know our varieties inside out: Twotimer® Sugana Yellow is a yellow-fruited mutation of our Sugana strain, and shows all the good qualities of the famous mother variety: upright, robust growth, huge fruits, the ability as a summer raspberry to bear fruit on the two year old canes (which are cut back to three quarters of their original height in the spring) and also as autumn raspberries on this year's canes from the beginning / middle of August. In addition to Sugana Yellow, which, as I said, can also be used as summer raspberry, our breeding has focused on autumn raspberries in particular: the giant fruits of Autumn Sun begin to ripen in late July / early August, they are pale yellow, almost lemon yellow.  The size of these fruits are a little bigger than Sugana. However, in contrast to Sugana Yellow, Primeberry® Autumn Sun forms more fruitful side shoots on the 1-year-old canes and therefore has a slightly higher yield potential than Sugana Yellow, which also produces fruit twice a year. Finally, the amber and thornless Raspberry Autumn Amber complements the range of yellow raspberries: it differs in fruit colour and has even greater fertility from summer to the frosts compared to the larger-fruited yellow raspberry sisters. Incidentally, from the moment the amber colour changes, Autumn Amber® also has an excellent taste, probably the best of all the yellow-fruited autumn raspberries.

   
 
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Brief Description Of The Yellow Raspberries

Twotimer® Sugana (S) Yellow: two crops, big fruits

Primeberry® Augumn Sun®: very large-fruited autumn raspberry, pale yellow, lemon yellow

Primeberry® Autumn Amber®: thornless, extremely fertile, excellent taste after the colour change from yellow to amber

The Benefits Of Yellow Raspberries

Frequently one hears this statement from customers: a raspberry must be red. But does it really have to be? There are a variety of reasons that speak in favour of including yellow raspberries in the garden. This is not to say that they replace the red raspberries, but they can complement the red raspberry sisters very well. Here are the individual arguments in favour of yellow raspberry varieties:

Ornamental appeal in the garden and in the fruit bowl: ultimately, the red looks better when it can show up next to the yellow!

The round, sweet taste of yellow raspberries: the vast absence of anthocyanins, the red dyes (nothing else produces the yellow colour) usually means that the yellow raspberry fruits are a little sweeter, not because they have more sugar, but rather because they have less acid. For lovers of sweet fruits the yellow raspberries are perfect.

Yellow raspberries are a rarity: in any case, you can hardly ever buy yellow raspberry fruits in the supermarket, and even in the gardens, they are still not very common. If you plant yellow raspberries, you will create a bit of a stir, and receive amazement from your guests. And who wouldn’t want to enjoy a yellow raspberry jam or a dessert with yellow raspberries?

Yellow raspberries are eaten less by birds: do you have greedy feathered friends in your garden? Do you need to protect all the red fruits against the birds? As a rule, the birds are not particularly interested in the yellow fruits, so no special protection is needed.  Also there is no premature fruit fly infestation by the spotted wing drosophila.

Pruning And Growing Yellow Raspberries

Pruning and growing yellow raspberries should be done in exactly the same way as their red relatives. We have described the corresponding tips for autumn raspberries and Twotimer® raspberries. The yellow Twotimer® raspberry Sugana should be cut back to only 3/4 of the cane height, whereas the other yellow autumn raspberries are all cut down to the ground. The cut is at the beginning of the growing season, i.e. about the end of February. Like the red raspberries, the yellow raspberries also prefer a dry location; wet feet are not only undesirable, but almost inevitably lead to a failure of the crop. In such cases we advise either a drier location or planting on 30-40 cm higher ground.

Where Do The Yellow Raspberries Come From?

Have the yellow raspberries been "artificially" bred or do they maybe even come from another but related plant? No! Yellow raspberries are typical raspberries, 100% raspberries. Even though it is hard to imagine, and is also rare, yellow raspberries (rarely) are also found in nature, at the natural sites of wild raspberries (Rubus idaeus). Interestingly, the yellow colour is genetically produced by a recessive gene, which restricts anthocyanin production. This doubling of the gene usually occurs in nature through mutations. In nature, the surviving ability of yellow raspberries is rather limited in length, as the famous founder of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin, has already stated, in writing: "The yellow-fruited raspberry which generally comes true from seeds, is molested very little by birds who evidently are not fond of it. (...) This immunity, though a benefit for the gardener, would be a disadvantage in a state of nature both to the cherry and raspberry, as dissemination depends on birds."

This evolutionary disadvantage of the yellow raspberry has already been shown by the authority of Charles Darwin to be more of an advantage in the garden: less birdwatching, less fruit fly infestation, more colour in the garden. So, the yellow raspberries are natural, they can be grown naturally and they can also be bred (as we did with Autumn Sun and Autumn Amber), but in nature itself, the yellow colour is not a recipe for success. It is also no coincidence that the yellow colour of the raspberries has survived as a recessive (and therefore mostly invisible to the outside) property. If it were genetically dominant, always visible, it would have been eradicated in nature. As Darwin correctly stated: because birds do not like them.

Reasons To Plant Lubera Yellow Raspberries

There are more than enough reasons to plant yellow raspberries – the varieties from our own breeding are also characterised by the largest fruits and an excellent robustness. Especially the lovers of very sweet fruits, with a little less fruit acidity, are satisfied in terms of taste. But in the end, any berry lover can take advantage of yellow-fruited raspberry plants for once defying nature and evolution: he or she sustains and preserves plants in the garden what would almost die out in nature without human intervention. Also a nice thought!

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