Study of the Chilling Requirements of Four Floracane Raspberry Varieties for Greenhouse Raspberry Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $6,900.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:
Shirley Kline
Happy Valley Berry Farm


  • Fruits: berries (other)


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    To explore whether it’s possible to get an early, controlled spring production of greenhouse raspberries, the farmer will refrigerate four raspberry varieties for varying periods and then observe them for growth, leafing, and yield. The goal is to verify the chilling times these different varieties require and to help farmers avoid moving plants into the greenhouse too early or too late, errors that increase labor and affect profits directly. Outreach will be through growers’ networks, newsletters, and extension.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.