How to Acclimate Raspberry Plants

Acclimate (ac·cli·mate): "To become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions. Also to harden off a plant."

Acclimating raspberry plants helps to avoid stress to new plants and transplants. It is our strong recommendation for plants that are leafed out and not dormant. Some of our raspberry plants arrive to you potted with tender new growth, since they were grown in the controlled environment of our greenhouses. This tender new growth can be sensitive to things like direct sunlight and sudden changes in temperature, so acclimating raspberry plants to their new environment will help provide them with a great start.

Bare-root plants do not require acclimation and can be planted immediately in the ground or growing container.

NOTE: This is part 2 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow raspberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.