Rubus 'Latham' Summer bearing. Many wonderful raspberry varieties are available, including this reliable and disease resistant option. A mid-July producer, 'Latham' is winter hardy, developing strong, erect canes that form a summer crop of deep red, large size, firm berries with good aroma and sweetness. The berries are great for eating fresh, smoothies, jams and freezing. Plant with additional raspberries for better yields in sunny spots, edible gardens, as hedges or borders. Plant in well-drained to moist, amended soil. Water well after planting; maintain 1" of water once a week the first year. For summer harvest, prune in late winter to remove weak, diseased or damaged canes, and thin canes to 6-8" apart. After harvest, summer and/or fall, cut down all canes that bore fruit. Fertilize in early spring and mid-summer with Holly-tone®. Follow label instructions. Mulch 2" to suppress weeds, retain moisture, and protect against extremes of soil temperature.