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Description

A must for the edible landscape! Plant features red canes and bountiful red berries. Fruit is conical in shape with a glossy deep-red appearance. Thick, sturdy canes grow vigorously, but need protection from winter elements. More compact growth habit in colder, northern gardens making it suitable for container gardening. Discovered in 2003; introduced in 2012 by Cornell University. Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in late June. Primocane berries ripen in late August through frost. Disease-resistant to phytophthora root rot and leaf issues. Cold-hardy. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #24949 or other patents.

Note: Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be more susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids to and from nearby raspberry plants.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July And August Through Frost
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Excellent Flavor
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 5 - 8' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 8' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow raspberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
The only raspberry that has survived the clay soil and hot summers here in East TN
Allen M on Sep 11, 2016
Stark's quality. Very pleased last season.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
The only raspberry that has survived the clay soil and hot summers here in East TN
Allen M on Sep 11, 2016
wife likes raspberries, looks like good cultivar
Charles T on Mar 22, 2016
Stark's quality. Very pleased last season.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
wife likes raspberries, looks like good cultivar
Charles T on Mar 22, 2016
How tall is the raspberry plant?
Liliya L on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Liliya, they are about 3 feet tall. I don't have anything for them to grow up on, so they grow up and then grow out. I have them planted in a 3 foot X 2 foot self watering planter. I cut them back except for 1 stalk in the winter. My wife picks some every morning during the season. Hope this helps you.
Are these thornless?
Wes B on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They do have very sharp thorns.

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wonderfully healthy and vigorous!
Really appreciate the quality of plants from Stark's. They grow well. These are sturdy and vigorous. Can't wait for the fruit!
April 28, 2016
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