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Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™

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Compact and thornless! Harvest light red berries with ease. Fruit flavor is sweet with a vanilla essence. No need to trellis or stake this plant. Sturdy canes give an appealing natural mound shape. Grows well in containers! Ripens in late June early July. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #22,141 or other patents. NR7 cultivar.

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 Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late June Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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 2 - 3' tall x 2 - 3' 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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Never grown raspberries I'll give it a try
Mark S on Sep 4, 2018
Because they are the best tasting raspberry ever.
Heather B on Feb 26, 2018
Never grown raspberries I'll give it a try
Mark S on Sep 4, 2018
I live in a townhouse and do not have space for a garden. Therefore, all of my plants are grown in containers on my small deck.
Jennifer H on Apr 16, 2018
Because they are the best tasting raspberry ever.
Heather B on Feb 26, 2018
I already have 2 of these--absolutely love them. So I'm going to plant a bunch more around the yard...The grandkids love them
SARAH A on Mar 22, 2017
Compact size, I hope to grow it on my patio
Dennis Staff on Mar 6, 2017
I love decorative edibles. I bought one plant and the leaves stayed a bright green all winter long. I just purchased 5 more. I'm going to do a wrap around border on the east/west/south side of the utility building. I figured the flowers and red berries will make it even more attractive, not to mention the fruit is an edible bonus. I figured if I'm purchasing a flowering shrub, might as well get one that fruits.
JESSICA M on Feb 14, 2017
Thornless container berry that should survive hot Texas weather,
Amie M on Feb 6, 2017
No thorns. Want to grow in containers
barbara a on Feb 2, 2017
compactness to go in our URBAN container growing garden.
Evonne P on Jan 27, 2017
Being that it is able to grow in bush form without thorns, this purchase seemed right!
Sheri V on Jan 26, 2017
Small, perfect for small patio ,thornless and compatible to where i live .
Perla M on Oct 15, 2016
looked pretty, thornless
Sue H on Oct 9, 2016
container variety; self-pollinating
CASSANDRA L on Oct 5, 2016
needed a small plant for a container
Bradlee A on Aug 31, 2016
Because they are smaller and I need to save space. And it's thornless.
Audra K on Aug 23, 2016
To be grown in a container.
Rodney G on Mar 6, 2016
I live in a townhouse and do not have space for a garden. Therefore, all of my plants are grown in containers on my small deck.
Jennifer H on Apr 16, 2018
I already have 2 of these--absolutely love them. So I'm going to plant a bunch more around the yard...The grandkids love them
SARAH A on Mar 22, 2017
What size container should each plant be planted?
Pamela E on Feb 24, 2016
If grown in a container, what is the winter care in zone 6A?
Jan A on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am in zone 6A as well (Hudson Valley NY) and have 3 Raspberry Shortcake in 20" pots. I just put them up against the side of garage and mulched heavily and covered with burlap. Got down to -10 a few nights this winter and they are ok. Plants are now 4 years old.
Does this need winter protection in zone 8A and what size container should it be planted in?
Sherry F on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. The BrazelBerry shouldn't need winter protection in your location and should be allowed to go dormant each winter. You can plant this item in a 20-24" container.
Do Brazel Berries Raspberry Shortcake attract aphids?
JANE H on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If aphids are problematic/present on your other raspberries and garden plants, they will more than likely visit this plant as well.
What size planter is needed to grow this in a container?
Careg L on Feb 2, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: They will arrive in a quart-size pot. Start off by transplanting this to a 2-5 gallon container, and then when the plant outgrows that, you can "pot up" to a 16-20" container.
Hello. Is this a 1 year plant? And how large is the container? Thank you!
Janice F on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The raspberry will be in a quart-sized pot and is 6-12 months old when we ship.
Y raspberry shortcake is several months old,, beautiful green but no raspberries... it???s 6 inches high and 12-14 inches high,,, how big of a pot should I put it in?
Krista G on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Krista, We recommend replanting in a 12???16??? container using good-quality potting soil. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20???24??? diameter container. Your plant will start producing fruit in the second year.
Do these raspberries grow well once planted in ground? I'm zone 6
Debbie H on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. It's a good idea to do a soil test ... these bushes like their pH between 6.5 and 7.5.
How much does this variety yield? I need lots for jam
smbell on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depending upon the age and plant health, Raspberry Shortcake will produce about 1-2 pints of berries after a year of established growth. Picking off any flowers you see the first year will give you a better crop the second year.
I live in a condo in Zone 5B where garage or shed storage is not an option. Can I store them on a covered patio?
Dana D on May 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That should be fine. You might want to wrap them in burlap over the winter for added protection.
original plant in a pot. appears to have runners coming up about 4 inches from main plant. Leave or remove ?
jeanne s on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the Bushel & Berry folks: The sprouts from the ground will become canes that fruit next year and old canes with new growth emerging will have fruit. Leave all the new shoots from the ground and old canes that have green leaves emerging. Prune all the dead canes with no new growth at ground level.
Any type or brand potting soil recommended for these?
Florian F on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you can find a good potting soil that contains pine bark or is labeled as a potting soil for acid-loving plants, that's best. If you're unable to find that, mix a good quality potting soil half and half with peat moss and feed them once at flowering time with a plant food for acid-loving plants, and again about 4 weeks later. Keep them well watered and you will have a good crop the second year, a great crop the third year.
Does this variety need to be pruned? And if so, do you prune one year or two year canes?
Julie W on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! No, you can just let it grow. If you want to keep it small, you can prune it back. It fruits on second-year canes.
are containers brought in during winter months?
nancy l on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In cold climates (Zone 5), you can keep the container in an unheated garage or shed after fall leaf drop. Keep the plant watered - sparingly - over the winter, about once every 6 weeks. In spring, you can return the container to the outdoors, when temperatures consistently stay above 25??F. Make sure your plant is getting full sun.

In climate zones where you experience freeze/thaw cycles, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.
I live in SE Indiana, so I guess I should be placing my pot in the garage? Will it need to be in a sunny location, and how often should it be watered? Mine has filled out nicely, but did not bloom a single blossom this Spring/Summer. It is in a location that gets sun pretty much all day. It is in a 24" diameter plastic pot.
Teresa Y on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since this variety is recommended for zones 5-9, you can leave it outdoors if you are within this zone range; however, if you would prefer moving the plant into your garage for winter protection, remember to water it when the soil feels dry below the top layer. You do not need to provide a sunny location when you move the plant for winter protection. A cool, dark place, like a garage/shed/cellar, will help maintain the plant's dormancy until the weather warms again in spring.
I live in zone 10A; can I grow the BrazelBerries?? Raspberry Shortcake??? here? Can I plant it in the ground? or will a container work best?
Betty S on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you are living in a zone that is not recommended for the plant, it is difficult to advise for success. Whether you choose to plant it in the ground or in a container, you should consider providing a temporary shade structure during the hotter months for protection.
What would the winter care be if grown in a container in zone 4?
l t on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mulch and prune, just like you would if it was planted in the ground. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch. Keep it in a cool, dark area (garage, basement, shed, etc.) to encourage and maintain dormancy. Move outdoors when temperatures warm again (consistently above freezing) in spring.
I live in 8b. What will be required for winter care?
Penny on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mulch if your raspberry plant is in the ground. Mulch if it's in a container, too, but be sure that the soil/potting medium in the container does not dry out over winter. You don't need to water very often, just when the soil feels dry beneath the top layer and just enough to keep the soil/potting medium damp. Dry roots are more susceptible to winter injury than damp roots. If you expect a hard freeze, you can move the container into a protected area, but this raspberry should be able to withstand winter outdoors in zone 8B.

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Texas Pot Raspberry
Bought one from nursery last year. Came through summer and winter in pot like a champ. Fruited from spring to summer last year.

Every interested in the other Brazelberries. Buying 3 from stark this year. All the ones I bought in the past did not make it in the ground. The small one (can't remember the name) I kept in a pot survived and is about gallon size this year. Not sure I want to put it in the ground.
March 30, 2016
Great Plant
I have my Raspberry Shortcake planted in a container and it has done very well. I planted it in spring of 2016 and it currently has many berries that are on the plant. It is a good looking plant and is thriving in the container. I fertilized at the beginning of the season but overall it has been low maintenance. I would recommend the plant to anyone who wants a small, productive bush that can be grown in a container.
May 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Does it right the first time
I highly recommend this raspberry. First year in a pot it grew well, gave me a couple cups of berries, and made it through a very tough Winter. More raspberries this year!
May 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Plant has really thrived!
I ordered this plant and it arrived quickly and looked very lively. I also bought the starter kit with it and used it to plant. Happy to say it is still doing well. I haven't gotten any berries but the plant is low and thick and bushy!
July 10, 2018
1 year ago
T is still living. Did not produce last year but looks much healthier this year and may produce
May 4, 2018
1 year ago