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Harvest raspberries your first year. This variety produces abundant crops of large, sweet, dark red berries that are perfect for eating fresh, canning, freezing, or making jams and jellies. Self-supporting, upright canes are hearty enough to grow in poor soil, but requires a well-drained site. Cold-hardy. Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in July. Primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

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.


Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July And September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Tart, Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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 4 - 5' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' 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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
They grow upright like blackberry bushes and it is possible for them to bear a significant number of berries even in their first year. Useful for borders around the fences or house. Can also be grown in pots.
Sharifur S on May 25, 2016
Have grown in the past. Good hardy variety with two harvests per year
Timothy M on Apr 20, 2016
They grow upright like blackberry bushes and it is possible for them to bear a significant number of berries even in their first year. Useful for borders around the fences or house. Can also be grown in pots.
Sharifur S on May 25, 2016
Recommended by brother
Debra P on May 10, 2016
Have grown in the past. Good hardy variety with two harvests per year
Timothy M on Apr 20, 2016
Wanted to try out raspberries that easy to care and will yield good fruits
Ivy N on Apr 20, 2016
Because I love them.
Anna G on Apr 18, 2016
Was a raspberry I had heard about and my daughter loves red raspberry's.
CAROLYN H on Apr 15, 2016
I've grown these raspberries before in Montana, and once established, they are very aggressive growers and provide fresh fruit over a longer period of time. They also are more bushy than other varieties and don't need supports.
JEFFREY J on Apr 13, 2016
My father-in-law grew these raspberries for the past few years and they are very hearty and grow and replenish all summer into the cold weather and are a great tasting berry.
Carrie H on Mar 24, 2016
Have grown them in the past and they bear a huge harvest plus they taste great.
KEVIN B on Mar 20, 2016
have had heritage for years. good and reliable
Linda L on Mar 19, 2016
I've planted this variety in the past and was happy with it.
GUY S on Mar 16, 2016
Had good success with this variety at a previous house.
EDMUND S on Mar 13, 2016
Want something prolific and easy to care for.
Gary G on Mar 12, 2016
I wanted a raspberry that would yield 2 crops per year.
Lauri P on Mar 12, 2016
They are delicious and can handle neglect, dogs, and well-meaning amateurs.
Caron W on Mar 8, 2016
desire early ripening, relatively...
edward r on Mar 1, 2016
Recommended by brother
Debra P on May 10, 2016
Wanted to try out raspberries that easy to care and will yield good fruits
Ivy N on Apr 20, 2016
is anyone growing these in containers on a patio?
chigirl on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I once grew a Heritage Red Rapberry in a large 24" inexpensive pot from a Big Box location and harvested berriies from that potted plant for 8 years.

The secret is use a good potting soil mix and put at least 3" on drainage stone in the bottom of the pot. Also in areas with very cold winter temps move the pot into an unheaded shed/garage to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles that can damage you plant.
Will a bare root plant provide berries in 1st season? If not, will the 1 gallon plant fruit the first year?
Katie on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Heritage Red did provide some berries the first season, though not many. I am now beginning the second season and there are LOTS of new canes coming up, so this second year there should be many more berries. The first year only one cane came up from the root, so I only got the berries on that one cane. This year there are more than ten canes per plant.
Are there any advantages to choosing the 1-gallon container over the bare root?
Rajib P on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have only purchased the bare root plants. (At two different homes.). Love this variety! I think it is just preference. Stark is my favorite place to buy strawberries and raspberries. Good luck!
raspberry thornless ?
m f on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Heritage Red Raspberry has thorns but they are manageable. By that I
mean that the thorns are not long, heavy thorns that will draw blood. I pick
with a leather glove on my left hand and have no problems. I recommend this variety of red raspberry for their ease of care and abundant yield.
Can you plant 2 or 3 varieties in one garden?
Linda F on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My patch is approximate 6 X 24 I have 6 different varieties and have had good success. Need to pay attention to keeping soil loose, light mulch and moderate moisture.I also use Stark Bros raspberry fertilizer.
Are these raspberries seedless?
marianne h on Mar 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've never seen a seedless raspberry, but they don't bother me. If you must, strain the juice and make jelly. I prefer fresh or in baked goods as whole as possible.
Does this variety have thorns?
Mitch B on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes there are thorns on each limb. This did not keep any child from harvesting a quick handful of berries.
I have heavy clay soil, plan on amending with compost and shredded leaves from last fall, will that be sufficient for new raspberry plants?
Al H on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have similar soil....I worked in peat moss and manure last spring before planting the bare root planting stalks. This year they're going it must have worked. Good luck.
do they make a seedless ?
michael G on May 7, 2016
I planted these a few weeks ago, together with two other varieties (one yellow, one purple). The others show signs of life but this variety does not show any green or new canes yet. When do they typically start growing canes in the spring?
aendruh on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dormant plants can take up to 6 weeks before they show signs of new growth. If you did not prune the canes back to 2 inches above the soil, then bear in mind the new growth may not appear from the dormant canes, but instead from the raspberry roots. This is the nature of raspberry plants, so be careful not to mistake this new growth as weeds.

Customer Reviews

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The BEST red raspberry!
We purchased 25 Heritage red raspberry plants three years ago and now we have more red raspberries than we can use. I strongly suggest that you adopt the total cut back technique. At the end of the season after winter cold has killed all the leaves cut back the canes to within about 4 inches of the ground. In our northern climate we then start picking in September and the berries keep coming until well into November. The yield is higher this way.

Heritage is also great because it requires no trellising. The canes stand up nice and tall even when loaded with berries. I fertilize the canes once early in the season and then again in August as the fruit is developing. Keep your patch weeded for best results.

A last thought: Once your original patch is established (the plants spread out) it is easy to use a spade to transplant some plants to expand your berry patch.

March 7, 2016
1 year ago
Wonderful Product
This is a very prolific berry and excellent for the home gardener. If I had more room, I would get more. The only negative is that if you don't keep them in the boundaries you establish, they will spread all over. They are delicious, hardy, and keep well. Also froze well. Couldn't be happier with these!
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Great plants– got tons of raspberries my first year!
These plants took off right away. I got tons of raspberries my first fall and now this spring they're growing like mad again.
May 13, 2016
1 year ago
Heritage raspberry
These grow great in Montana with lots of berries so many we have to give them away. They are a bit hard to keep contained in there beds they want to send underground runners out as far a 8 feet away.
May 4, 2016
over 2 years ago
Red Rasberries
These plants have been in the ground for about 1 year. They are growing good and they bloomed and have berries on them. Can't wait for them to ripen.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
fruit wine
Excellent aroma and color. A sipping wine that the flavor lasts.
May 7, 2016
over 2 years ago
These guys produced fruit the first summer and are spreading like crazy this spring.
May 4, 2016
1 year ago
Our new Heritage raspberries are growing after a long lag (2 weeks). Of the 12 planted, only 1 is not possibly growing, probably delayed. I am very satisfied with the results. It is curious that the majority have new shoots grow from the top, the others from the bottoms only.
Sam Fogel
May 19, 2016
1 month ago
I have these in pots and they are loaded with berries!
Bought these raspberries last year and they have berries, can't wait until they ripen
May 16, 2016
11 months ago
Great stock
I ordered grapes, raspberries and blackberries. Lost one of each but the rest are thriving. Will order again from this company.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
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