We devised a retractable shade cloth for our raspberries and pulled it over the plants today after yesterday we saw temperatures in the low 90s in the tunnel. We are harvesting Prelude raspberry (floricane fruiting) and noticed some blonde drupes so we wanted to shade them. Of course, it is overcast today and there are tornado warnings out. If you don’t like the weather in Missouri, just wait a minute!!
The raspberry project in the high tunnel is funded by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the USDA.