Encore Red Raspberry
Encore was released in 1980 by Cornell University. It is a very late ripening, floricane fruiting red raspberry. It has a fruiting season of about 3-4 weeks, and will yield berries in zone 5 from mid to late July into early August. This is the latest ripening, most winter hardy floricane producer available at this time, and a very reliable producer. Berry shape is large and slightly conic. Flavor is sweet with great raspberry aroma and flavor (even tastes good when slightly under-ripe). Suckering is strong and Encore will fill the row out well, being a vigorous grower. Encore is the last of all floricane raspberries to ripen at our farm.
USDA hardiness zones 5-8