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Royalty Purple Raspberry

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Description

Our perfect purple raspberry! Plant is vigorous, hearty and resistant to insects. Yields large, sweet berries with great flavor. Fruit never fades, even when canned or frozen. Cold-hardy. Late-summer bearing. Ripens in August. 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.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet
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.

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I haven't ever seen a raspberry this color - they'll add variety to the other color raspberries I already have. I hope they taste as good as they look :)
Laura K on May 29, 2016
purple, self pollinating
Caleb M on May 16, 2016
I haven't ever seen a raspberry this color - they'll add variety to the other color raspberries I already have. I hope they taste as good as they look :)
Laura K on May 29, 2016
Have grown these before, and their taste is fabulous. I'm hoping they'll grow as well for me in NM as they do in NY.
Gail G on May 23, 2016
purple, self pollinating
Caleb M on May 16, 2016
had it before, loved the fruit
Fred B on Apr 12, 2016
Unique color
David F on Mar 6, 2016
I liked the look of the purple raspberry.
CRAIG W on Mar 3, 2016
Have grown these before, and their taste is fabulous. I'm hoping they'll grow as well for me in NM as they do in NY.
Gail G on May 23, 2016
had it before, loved the fruit
Fred B on Apr 12, 2016
how tall does the purple raspberry grow and how do you prune this variety?
wendy susan on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I pruned like regular raspberries. Just got the starts last year and hfven't had a full growth cycle yet, so cannot answer your Q directly. They did winter very well though. I live in Zone 5

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I Love Raspberries!
Finally broke down and got some Royalty Purple Raspberries. Very nice stock, and on a couple of them the roots are huge, and longer than the cane. Stark Bro's is making my life very easy! Try these raspberries. Everything purple is good for you! Thank You!
February 19, 2016
Large berries with a good taste
These are really nice berries. They have a nice taste and the plants have a very distinct appearance, with the leaves looking almost black.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
First Time Ordering!
We had already ordered raspberry plants from another nursery this spring which arrived in extremely poor condition. Our order from Stark arrived today and I am thrilled both with the quality of the packaging and also the appearance of the plants. The bare rooted plants look extremely healthy and the Pink Lemonade blueberry arrived without losing a single leaf! Can't wait to pick!!
April 29, 2016
Great addition
Berry thrived right away. Now in its second year. Lots of new growth. Put out a few berries the first year and they are delicious. The flavor changes as they get darker. I plan to add to the patch next year. These will replace one of my other varieties.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
vigorous and delicious
This plant produced a big crop even in it's first fall! Not many berries ripened because of the planting location (not enough sun that time of year), but I'm so excited to see so many buds already this year and can't wait to eat them! I had quite a few last year but they never made it into the house :)
This plant does produce quite a few suckers, but most are within a 3 foot radius. Easy enough to take care of for me.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago