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.

After planting, be sure to prune the bare-root canes back to about 2 inches above the ground. (This does not apply to potted raspberry plants.) Do not skip this step! It is a crucial factor in encouraging the roots to send up new growth during the growing season. It is in the nature of raspberry plants to send up new growth as suckers or basal shoots from below the ground. This means the canes that you plant may not be where you find signs of life or new growth. When it’s time to grow, you will see new sprouts emerge from the ground around where you planted the cane, and this growth is coming from the raspberry plant’s root system.

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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
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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 4 - 5' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.


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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Grant T on May 5, 2021
its different
matthew g on Apr 25, 2021
Grant T on May 5, 2021
Daniel b on May 1, 2021
its different
matthew g on Apr 25, 2021
For the fruit
Linda T on Apr 18, 2021
Very tasty berry
Thomas H on Apr 8, 2021
These ripen well into fall. I???ve harvested them in the middle of November, and they were amazing! Looking forward to having more at home.
Reid Y on Apr 4, 2021
Yellow and orange are best tasting
Cristian T on Apr 4, 2021
I've never seen orange/yellow raspberries and I'm excited to see if the taste profile is true.
LeTicia M on Apr 1, 2021
We love yellow & black raspberries together!
Brenda B on Mar 29, 2021
I had tried yellow raspberries and found them very sweet
Naomi W on Mar 22, 2021
It's different
Miranda S on Mar 17, 2021
Yellow variety, good quality
Kathleen A on Mar 11, 2021
Ive grown them before and love how prolific they produce summer to fall.
PATRICIA M on Mar 5, 2021
Love raspberries. Just bought a new house and this will be our start!
Richard B on Feb 28, 2021
Anne is one of a limited number of raspberries that are potentially capable of producing in zone 9. I will try this with the three other varieties i am attempting to grow. I have ordered through Stark for over twenty years now and their plants have always arrived in good condition and survived.
David B on Feb 25, 2021
New variety to try. Haven't grown yellows before.
Christine C on Feb 16, 2021
Fantastic flavour
Martin S on Jan 22, 2021
they are very tasty and harty
jack h on Jan 13, 2021
For the flavor and firmness, perfect for freezing!
Ellika F on Jan 3, 2021
Didn't have a yellow variety
Bill J on Dec 26, 2020
Replacing dead plants in row
Virginia H on Dec 2, 2020
Yellow raspberries are the best tasting of them all!
Martin S on Nov 27, 2020
Harold R on Aug 29, 2020
work for the region I am in
WILLIAM D on Apr 21, 2020
Cold hardy and heat tolerant
Katherine S on Apr 16, 2020
Because variety in our raspberry collection is fun
Ryan R on Apr 15, 2020
New home, putting in a red and yellow raspberry for eating, baking and jam. It was the only yellow variety available.
Joan on Apr 15, 2020
i have red raspberries growing now ,wanted a something a little different
john m on Apr 10, 2020
I currently have red raspberries and wanted to add some variety and I read that these had a sweet taste and a later harvest than my reds.
Dennis W on Apr 5, 2020
to add to my collection
Roscoe H on Apr 4, 2020
I've always been a raspberry fan and wanted to try something different! These look delicious!
Emily C on Apr 3, 2020
Have many varieties of raspberries and have wanted to try these as well.
Mike S on Apr 1, 2020
I have them already and enjoy this variety
ANTHONY J on Mar 31, 2020
I want a raspberry orchard on my farm.
Shawndreia D on Mar 26, 2020
Unique color
Michael K on Mar 22, 2020
Looks tasty. And bees love raspberries.
Brian P on Mar 18, 2020
Like the plant
Bobbi A on Mar 14, 2020
Stark reputation. Low shipping cost. One source wanted $20 to ship!!!
DENNIS H on Mar 11, 2020
These are very pleasant berries nice flavor
KAREN H on Feb 27, 2020
Zone compatibility
Phonechaleun D on Feb 17, 2020
just what we wanted and size
LOUISE B on Feb 11, 2020
Have planted it before and loved it
Brigitte C on Feb 9, 2020
Love the gold berry I have had previously. Hoping this one is just as good.
Mary H on Feb 9, 2020
We purchased these last year and loved them! A few plants didn't make it (our fault, we were too slow to protect them from ravenous rabbits), so we're filling in the spaces. Can't wait!
Elizabeth K on Jan 31, 2020
Andrew K on Jan 28, 2020
Compatible with my zone. Last year my raspberries died, trying something new
RICK B on Jan 9, 2020
It was one of the few Rasberry plants compatible with my zone of 9a.
Kristen E on Jan 4, 2020
My son loves golden Raspberries.
Edward L on Dec 30, 2019
My favorite golden raspberries!! I love all the colorful raspberries.
Shirley G on Jun 1, 2019
I have fall gold. Understand that this type is very flavorful. Interested in finding out which tastes best
Michelle B on May 22, 2019
Daniel b on May 1, 2021
For the fruit
Linda T on Apr 18, 2021
Can you plant Anne Yellow Berries in containers?
Seadog on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have mine in a extra large cloth pot with pebbles at the bottom. After the second year I noticed a runner coming out from underneath the pot, but it could be from my heritage red raspberries that are in a pot up against my anne raspberries. Either way, it's because I put them in cloth pots. While the cloth pots are great for drainage, runners are the risk you take. And since mine are in their forever spot in my yard, I don't mind. I bought frost fabric for them and carefully wrapped all three pots up together in late autumn and they did great over the winter (I live in zone 7a).
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: Susey, it depends on what you want to do with the raspberries. This type of raspberry will provide two crops per year if you want. It will have berries on last year's canes in the spring, around early June, and then those canes will die. In the spring should see new hrowth at the base of.last year's canes. The new canes will fruit in late summer and then again next spring as second year canes (see above). If you cut everything to the ground in the fall, you will only get one crop off the new canes in the fall. Generally speaking, I prefer two crops for home use. You will get berries almost the entire summer. Single crop works better for commercial and farmer's market use since the harvest time is predictable.

If you are going for the two crop option, prune last year's canes in the early spring. Just cut the dead and for control. The more you cut, the fewer berries. After you harvest the spring berries and the canes die, you can cut them to the ground.

If you are going for single harvest, just cut them to the ground in the fall.
How do I protect the plants from deer?
Nick O on Apr 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My best protection has been to buy motion sensor sprinklers and set up a perimeter around my garden beds. You can get them on Amazon - you just set the sensitivity, hook them up to a hose, and forget about them. I never lost a plant to a deer after setting them up. I also didn't have to put in fencing, which was nice. The ones I have operate with 9v batteries.
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.
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.
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.
I want to put two into a raised bed, If I get an 11" tall, by 2 ft by 4 ft, would that be big enough, or would the roots need a 4ft by 4ft... or bigger?
BC Berry crazed on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have recently changed how I raise raspberries. I also use the raised bed technique. Two plants should fit fine in the 2'x4' bed. I would suggest keeping 2.5 feet between the bushes. I have found that gives them enough room for the roots but also enough air circulation around the canes as they grow. Good luck and enjoy.
Are they thornless?
Susan V on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No Susan they are not .. but they will be the best raspberry you will ever eat. They are very prolific and produce all the way till frost. I've had them in my patch for 3-4 years and never had any problems with disease or otherwise. If I had known how good they were I would have nothing but yellow in my beds. The berries are firm and juicy and sweet! Hope this helps with your decision.
I have a lot of red clay in my year, what would I need to do to the dirt to have the best chance on being able to grow Anne Raspberries?
Howisbob on Feb 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You would likely need to amend the soil by adding sand and compost but you should speak with a local nursery person or an agricultural extension agent for specifics. Good luck.
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.
When is the best time to plant Anne Yellow Raspberry?
Howisbob on Feb 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
if I plant yellow and red raspberries close together will they cross?
darla t on Jan 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know of. I have mine planted approx 30-40 feet apart and have found a pinkish berry or two, but always suspected that was just the pinkish blush of the golden raspberries. The VAST majority ... as in, almost all ... of my goldens are golden and delicious.
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.
How old is a 1 gallon plant?
Devyn on Mar 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The gallon pots are single plants that are 2 years of age
Ba A on Feb 14, 2021
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.
Is this disease resistant?
Shanae R on Aug 31, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is not a disease resistant variety.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Are Annie Raspberries in pots, if so what size, or bare root?
Ava T on Apr 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: ???We appreciate you reaching out to us. At this time they are only available in a 1 gallon pot which is a 2 year old plant.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Which is the best. Anne yellow OR Double Gold?
Diane I on Mar 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is a subjective opinion, but flavor wise I like Anne. However Double Gold does have its own unique flavor, so I would be doing it bad by saying that you should 100% go with Anne Yellow.
Can raspberries be grown in a greenhouse?
Nancy G on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not very successfully, because raspberries need a period of dormancy to bear fruit. They like cold winters and warm summers as opposed to the steady temperature of a greenhouse.
Do the Anne variety golden raspberry plants have thorns?
mymanotis on Jan 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do. A good pair of garden gloves and careful picking will be well worth the effect. These are extraordinary raspberries.
What are good pollinators for yellow raspberry?
Peter B on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Caroline or Double Gold would both be great options.
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.
Is the nimrod in a pot or bare root?
Ava T on Apr 23, 2020

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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
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
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 7 years ago
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 6 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 6 years ago
Taste like mango! Even better than red raspberries!
August 6, 2017
over 5 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 6 years ago
Great raspberries
Very tasty healthy fast growing. I would highly recommend to any gardener
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago