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Anne Yellow Raspberry

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This sunshine-colored fruit has a unique flavor with hints of apricot. These large, sweet, firm berries will liven up tarts, jams and salads. They also freeze well. The hardy and productive plant bears in the first year. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in July and August. Primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Self-pollinating.

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 White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Large
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 Mild, Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
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
had one of these years ago and loved their unique flavor
dean k on Aug 13, 2018
Looks like this has good reviews and it will make a nice cross pollinator.
Paul P on Aug 2, 2018
had one of these years ago and loved their unique flavor
dean k on Aug 13, 2018
Because I have never had yellow raspberries. I trust that Stark Bro's with the description of taste. Sound great. I will let you know:) Can't wait to try them.
Kathleen K on Aug 2, 2018
Looks like this has good reviews and it will make a nice cross pollinator.
Paul P on Aug 2, 2018
I am trying to impress ladies by having bizarre yellow raspberries!
John P on May 29, 2018
Large fruit, freeze well
Kelly E on May 11, 2018
Had these in Hawaii and never saw them again until now. I am so impressed with Starkbros selection of fruit trees I figured it was worth a try.
Farah M on May 5, 2018
I have some other yellow raspberries I find the yellows to be the sweetest best tasting of all the raspberries
MICHEL P on Jan 25, 2018
Ive read too many good comments on these to pass them up.
stella v on Sep 23, 2017
I love the "honey like" flavor of these golden raspberries.
Sherry W on Aug 24, 2017
We love the flavor of the yellow raspberries.
Debra G on Jun 8, 2017
It is a Primocane plant, so even if the canes die back in winter, it should still produce fruit after our unpredictable and often very cold winters in CO.
SHERRI B on May 29, 2017
We had some when I was a kid and they are very good berries.
Martha D on May 14, 2017
The comments of others say this is the best tasting raspberry ever! I'm looking forward to the sweet treats!
Cynthia K on May 7, 2017
Fall bearing and vigorous. A good companion with Heritage
William G on May 6, 2017
My family's favorite raspberry. Grew this in Massachusetts. Hoping for higher yields in TN
Laurel G on Mar 8, 2017
Recommended by instructor in our Master Gardener's class.
Bari G on Feb 9, 2017
Compliment the red and black berries in my garden
James A on Feb 5, 2017
had a 100 year old gardener give me a taste of some of here heirloom yellow raspberries....I hope this one is as delightful.
Evonne P on Jan 27, 2017
Choose for color - after having them - love them. Beautiful, nice large fruit, prolific bearers, taste great. Gave away about 15 small plants this Spring - transplanted 5 or 6.
JIMMIE J on Oct 24, 2016
I hear the yellow raspberry doesn't attract as many birds as the red.
NICOLE R on Sep 4, 2016
Unique color.
Jesse G on May 31, 2016
taste and color
wendy susan on May 29, 2016
Yellow raspberries taste the best
Corey W on May 28, 2016
Wanted to try some yellow raspberries. I have Red and Black raspberries and black berries but no yellow.
Tonnie H on May 18, 2016
Best tasting raspberry! Adding to collection
Ashley W on May 4, 2016
have been told they are very good and wanted to try
Michael F J on May 4, 2016
Looks tasty :)
EUGEN S on May 3, 2016
I've never tasted a yellow raspberry before. Thought I'd give it a try. Very nice reviews.
Kimberly V on Apr 29, 2016
had them at another location
Patricia S on Apr 21, 2016
I have had these before and they are so sweet! My granddaughter loves them!
CHARLES M on Apr 19, 2016
loved them when i was growing up, wanted to give my kids the same!
Joshua B on Apr 19, 2016
I remember these as a child and want to try growing something new.
Darrell T on Apr 19, 2016
I've heard it's the best yellow raspberry
Judy J on Apr 18, 2016
My boys love it when they find a "golden raspberry" among all of the red ones. It's like finding treasure. And they taste good too!
Sue H on Apr 8, 2016
Had some of these years ago, but they got lost in the tall weeds. They were delish.
Annie B on Apr 6, 2016
I bought some two years ago , hoping they would survive in my zone (Zone 8, with crazy back&forth weather). They have produced abundantly.
LUELLEN H on Apr 6, 2016
These will be new for us and one worth trying apparently. It is supposed to be vigorous and excellent tasting. The color will look nice too next to the red raspberries.
Joseph S on Mar 19, 2016
I use to have the yellow ever bearings years ago and loved them. They died out one winter and I'm finally going to replace them.
Robert O on Mar 16, 2016
Husband's child hood memory
Sandi M on Mar 16, 2016
Wanted a variety of color in my raspberries
EDMUND S on Mar 13, 2016
I did some research on these and you offered the best price
Lauri P on Mar 12, 2016
Large, juicy and sweet berries.
Virginia H on Mar 10, 2016
I like to try new things of color for food variety.
Karen B on Mar 8, 2016
I've enjoyed this fruit in a friends garden
David F on Mar 6, 2016
I wanted some yellow raspberries to compliment the red ones I planted last year. I had heard good things about Anne raspberries, and I'm looking forward to my first crop!
Phil W on Mar 6, 2016
To compliment my other raspberries and I wanted some yellow berries.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
Because I have never had yellow raspberries. I trust that Stark Bro's with the description of taste. Sound great. I will let you know:) Can't wait to try them.
Kathleen K on Aug 2, 2018
I am trying to impress ladies by having bizarre yellow raspberries!
John P on May 29, 2018
Can you plant Anne Yellow Berries in containers?
Seadog on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They sure do like to run! I planted them against my garage wall and put boards in the ground to help contain them . It lasted about 4 years and then I had to take them out. I???ve never tried containers but a good size one may work out
anyone know how deep the roots go? trying to decide whether I can plant over a septic system? thanks
Hannah L on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plant away! Roots are a maximum of 10 inches. Very shallowly rooted.
I'm a bit confused about the pruning care. We're told to prune these back but also mow them down to the ground after the second season. Can you explain this a bit more thoroughly?
SuseyQ on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Anne raspberry is what they call a "primocane" producing raspberry. That means it grows from the roots to full size in one season and produces berries on that first year growth. There are two ways to prune these, but most experts recommend that you cut them to the ground each year. That gives you one crop, late in the season, but bigger.

Primocanes are the easiest brambles to prune because you cut or mow them to the ground each winter.
Are they thornless?
Susan V on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are not thornless, but the barbs are so close together that I only need gloves when pruning. You can tell them apart since the foliage is a lighter shade of green that comes out before the red raspberry canes. I got a good harvest the year I planted them!

Meredith S.
Do they have thorns?
Pam B on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have very tiny hairlike thorns on canes and some under leaves. If you grab onto the canes barehanded you could get a few tiny pricks but you would use gloves when you are working with them. I will admit I've handled them without. No gloves needed for picking. My kids and neighbor kids pick from them all the time.
Do the roots need pruning?
Seadog on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are like every raspberry plant I've owned and send out runners (Roots spread and new shoots/plants pop up outside the original growing area). So, there is some maintenance with keeping it contained. However, I don't know of a raspberry plant that does not do this or need this type of pruning/attention. I like the yellow as they are always sweet even when picked a little early.
Where do they grow naturally?
Lorilee on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In a sunny location. Be sure to mulch well. The flavor is superb!
Do these plants have thorns?
Michael L on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. That being said they are my family's favorite. Before I purchased them (my grandma had these in her garden when I was growing up), my family had never seen or tried them before. They are now my family's go to berries before the other berries which are three types of red. The are great freshly picked and eaten plain.
What are the minimum chill hours required? Also for zone 9 with lots of days over 100?? are they still full sun?
J P on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In Zone 9, it's best if this plant can get some late-afternoon shade. This is considered a low-chill variety and is rated to do well in Zone 9. Chill hours for berries are different than tree fruit and are calculated as an average; the growing zone rating is a better guide for berries.
If I have a 50??? round fabric planter/raised bed, can I only plant one individual plant in it? Or two or three?
Kristen M on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Two plants is pushing it; they will compete for nutrients. One plant would be better, but you can get away with two. Plant them 3' apart.
How far apart should these be planted? Do I plant each cane separately?
Olga P on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth. Yes, plant them separately.
We planted 4 types of raspberries. The ones in back did not grow as tall. We are wondering why. In back are Caroline Red and Heritage. Front" Royalty purple and Anne Yellow. Are the back ones in the shade more? Too close together? Canes are well over 6 feet in front. This is the first year. Should we prune them back the first year and when? We get below 32 degrees with ice and snow in our zone. Thanks!
S. G on Sep 28, 2016
Some varieties, such as Purple Royalty, just grow taller than others. My Heritage plants are somewhat shorter than my others. A little shade and a little crowding probably isn't harmful. Canes that grew this year will make berries next year, so don't cut them down. Next year more canes will grow which will make berries the following year, and so on. In early spring remove the dead canes (if it's their first spring there won't be many) and nip 3 or 4 inches, or more if necessary, off each tip. I'm in zone 5 and every yellow cultivar I've tried hasn't been hardy enough, though Anne survived the longest and the berries she made were marvelous.

Customer Reviews

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Amazing Value
the bare roots that I received looked amazing! they were much bigger than I expected and look much better than the more expensive other varieties I got at lowes
March 14, 2016
Taste was not up to reputation
I had these in for two seasons and bought them because of their reputation for taste. Personally, they turned out the be very bland. I got much better results from the other varieties of raspberries I planted, such as the Joan J. and Jaclyn.
May 5, 2016
Love These Babies!
I purchased 3 bare root plants last spring 2015... they were really slow to start, and lost one, due to the heavy rain we got last spring(root rot)... I didnt get any fruit the first year and I didnt expect too. This year they are doing fabulous and I'm getting a few fruit ever day. As I mentioned before they were slow growing last year so the floricanes are small this year but are packed with flowers and fruit... the new primacanes have grown 2 times the height and twice the stem width... of last years growth, I'm going to be overflowing with these golden jems next year... and to top it off, the new growth is starting to flower for the fall harvest... could not be happier... wish there was a place to add a picture...
August 6, 2016
Two words: buy these. They're wonderful! The kids run to strip the bushes, their parents always comment on how unusual and good they are.
May 4, 2016
over 4 years ago
Sweet and Delicious
I love these. They are sweet and delicious. I prefer their flavor to all of my traditional red raspberries. They are also pretty hardy and easy to grow.
May 5, 2016
over 5 years ago
Yellow raspberries add color & taste to my patch
The yellow colored fruit add a morning fresh color to the patch. The fruit was tasty and of good size. My grandchildren would eat them first. It was good that they produced good crops spread out over 2+ weeks. Arriving in mid April (mid Pa) the roots were good and ready to plant with a few signs of sprouts. These plants took off with the loamy soil and Stark Bros. raspberry fertilizer. Got a moderate yield in Sept, a inkling of the next year crop. I would buy again. Stark Bros raspberry options rank #1
April 7, 2016
Sweet, delicious, easy to grow. Large fruits with great raspberry flavor.
May 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Doing Well So Far
I planted 18 of these a year ago. They produced good fruit the first summer and appear to be healthy this spring. They are also spreading with new shoots.
May 4, 2016
over 3 years ago
Great raspberries
Very tasty healthy fast growing. I would highly recommend to any gardener
May 19, 2016
over 3 years ago
I planted these in the spring and haven't been able to try the berries yet but the plants are growing great so far! (Except one which was DOA and StarkBros is replacing because they are awesome!)
May 16, 2016