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PlantFiles: Raspberry, Red Raspberry, European Raspberry
Rubus idaeus 'Red Mammoth'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Species: idaeus (eye-DAY-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Mammoth
Additional cultivar information: (aka SK Mammoth)

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USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Propagation Methods:
By simple layering
By tip layering

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Dodsky On Oct 10, 2012, Dodsky from Smiths Grove, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

A red raspberry cultivar:
Description from DNA online:
Description Of SK Red Mammoth Raspberry

Fruit Quality: No significant difference in fruit quality (sweetness, after-taste, texture, firmness, flavor, acceptability, color) either initially or after 3 and 6 days storage uncovered at 4 degrees C, than Boyne or Min 656, Min 657. Consumer preference trials however, rate SK Red Mammoth as most preferred, much superior to Boyne.

Color: Bright red, redness Hunter Colorimeter a value: 33.6 (Boyne 29.5) Redness better than Boyne after 3 and 6 days storage.

Shape: Slightly conical.

Soluble Solids: 10.9% (Boyne 10.6)

Titratable Acids: 2.65 g of citric acid per 100 mls of juice. (Boyne 2.75%)

Other: Bacterial plate count studies seem to indicate that this cultivar exhibits antibiotical properties.
Berries are easily detached from the pith and stalk; separation is much easier than with Boyne. Fruit is larger than Boyne. Berry diameter is 21.5 mm (Boyne: 16.3 mm). Ten berry weight: 27.5 g (Boyne: 21.3g).

Yield: Long season producer, bearing is greatest in mid to late season. Over-all yield in width/meter is similar to Boyne.

Winter Hardiness: Much more hardy than Boyne.

Vigor: Medium to above average.

Cane Sturdiness: Requires trellising. Canes are less sturdy than Boyne but fruit is held fairly well off the ground.

Harvestability: Appears suitable for machine harvest.

Market: Is most suited to processing market but is also suitable to commercial fresh market.

Parentage: Muskoka self.

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