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A must for the edible landscape! Plant features red canes and bountiful red berries. Fruit is conical in shape with a glossy deep-red appearance. Thick, sturdy canes grow vigorously, but need protection from winter elements. More compact growth habit in colder, northern gardens making it suitable for container gardening. Discovered in 2003; introduced in 2012 by Cornell University. Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in late June. Primocane berries ripen in September. Disease-resistant to phytophthora root rot and leaf issues. Cold-hardy. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #24949 or other patents.

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 Purple
Fruit Size Medium - 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 Excellent Flavor
Texture Firm, Juicy
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 5 - 8' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 8' 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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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
High yields an comes in a six pack.
Brian P on Mar 18, 2020
Wanted yo add red raspberry to My garden
John M on Feb 29, 2020
High yields an comes in a six pack.
Brian P on Mar 18, 2020
Just to try a new raspberry.
Theresa N on Mar 14, 2020
Wanted yo add red raspberry to My garden
John M on Feb 29, 2020
To see if they will grow here in Graham, WA
Coach James H B on Feb 27, 2020
These sound like they will be delicious...........and what a great color!
Barbara G on Feb 26, 2020
The raspberry plants I purchased from a store last year didn't do very well ( I think they died). So I thought I would try some from Stark Brothers. These had good reviews, so I thought I would try them.
Karen E on Feb 25, 2020
Want to try a new berry and it sounds good.
Mary H on Feb 9, 2020
These are beautiful berries. Beautiful for salads and desserts.
glenna d on Jan 9, 2020
Liked the newness of this plant
Darcy W on Jan 2, 2020
I love raspberries
Martha S on Nov 21, 2019
Someone mentioned they did well in my area.
Amy R on Nov 16, 2019
You get two ripening times for raspberries.
Karen D on Nov 1, 2019
looked like a good choice to start some red raspberries.I like the primocane varieties, I have a sheltered growing area if winter there is an unusually cold winter.
Thomas K R on Oct 22, 2019
I wanted a fruit producing plant in a particular area and this looked like a good match.
Janine G on Oct 14, 2019
great reviews
Karen J on Oct 8, 2019
Such a good deal, I couldn't say no!
Regan T on Sep 30, 2019
Self pollinating feature
S J on Sep 26, 2019
My daughter likes dark red. I chose it because I'm tired of the plastic packaging in our home. Time to start growing our own.
Derek W on Jul 10, 2019
siobhan l on May 21, 2019
Because it's primocane
justin f on May 20, 2019
I like the dark rich color and I love raspberries!!
Brenda W on May 6, 2019
Because I had one before I loved them.
John B on Mar 27, 2019
Wow! This is the 4th strain of raspberry I'm planting this Spring. The other 3 are Joan J Primocane, Anne Yellow, Double Gold. I'm excited to see all of those delicious berries growing and anticipating a bowl of the 4 colors of raspberries.
James B on Mar 18, 2019
these look like the bomb, got a double pack!
ROBERT L on Dec 27, 2018
Variety, good price
PAUL E on Nov 13, 2018
Appears to be a good variety suited to my desert environment.
Richard on Oct 29, 2018
Daughter has some plants and they bore fruit the first year and have very tasty fruit.
PHILIP S on Sep 8, 2018
I planted these in the Fall and forgot about them. By next Fall I went to clean up the canes that had fallen over and found that they were already bearing fruit, so I am buying some more. Zone: 6b.
Travis L on Oct 8, 2017
Description says it will do well in a container. I asked the online Master Gardener for a suggestion to keep the plant roots contained in my community garden plot and they suggested a 2 ft diameter pot set down in the soil. So, I chose this variety. Also, indicated for my Zone 7 location.
Leona L T on Oct 7, 2016
The only raspberry that has survived the clay soil and hot summers here in East TN
Allen M on Sep 11, 2016
wife likes raspberries, looks like good cultivar
Charles T on Mar 22, 2016
Stark's quality. Very pleased last season.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
Just to try a new raspberry.
Theresa N on Mar 14, 2020
To see if they will grow here in Graham, WA
Coach James H B on Feb 27, 2020
What does it mean that it needs protection from winter elements?
Mar W on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Some plants require a "blanket" of insulation so the roots are not damaged over the winter. There is an excellent article about preparing your plants for winter here:
Will this plant sold in a pack of three produce fruit the first year?
Lindawee on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Perhaps you could get a light fruit set. It’s a Primocane plant, so it fruits on this-year’s canes. Many factors would come into play, though - your horticultural zone, the length of your Fall, whether the plants start early in the spring because they have good southern exposure, etc. Even if you do get fruit, it may be just a taste of berries the first year. You should be good the second. I live in Chicago and cut all my primocane berry canes to the ground in the late winter. Most years our first frosts are mid-to-late November and we have berries from early September through frost on the new canes.
Is the 3 jumbo cell 3 distinct plants that can be planted in separate locations or a cluster of 3 all planted together?
stephen w on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The cell-pack contains individual plant starts that are meant to be planted separately, 5-8' apart.
do the canes have thorns?
Laurie H on Feb 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do. But well worth it!
If I buy these in August and plant them, should I still prune them to the ground in January or leave them be for a year?
Heat C on Aug 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I planted in April of last year. I let the original canes stand over summer, fall, and winter here in NE Ohio. Most canes survived, pruned out the winter damage, and they did bear fruit in late June of this year. Now done bearing, and will be pruned to ground soon. The new growth canes from this year are looking like they may flower soon. These berries have a more complex taste than other red raspberries. I like them a lot.
So is this a red or black raspberry?
Sandra M on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: it's not a black raspberry. It's more of a dark red. Mine just produced last year and the berries were really lovely with an excellent raspberry taste!
How tall is the raspberry plant?
Liliya L on Apr 23, 2016
I planted my raspberry plants in the fall. Right now they are 10", but they haven't started to grow so l don't know how tall they get.
Are these thornless?
Wes B on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, but the thorns are too small to prick of cause pain.
What size are they when shipped?
Butch on Mar 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Small...but they seemed to grow fast. I had nice Raspberries by fall.
I will be in vacation march 16th (zone 6a), can my shipment come after the 26th of March?
Carol M on Jan 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. If you need to have an order delayed please reach out to our customer support team by emailing or calling 800.325.4180.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
What is the nutritional value of these berries including carbohydrates?
Claire on Dec 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are several good nutrition sites on line that can be found with a search of “raspberries and nutrition”. I found that 1 cup of red raspberries have 64 calories with 5.4 g of natural sugar and 8 g of fiber. Raspberries are a great natural dessert and are not prone to making one hyperglycemic if eaten fresh or frozen without added sweetener.

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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1 Star
Best Tasting Red
This is the best tasting red raspberry variety I have tried. Handles sun scalding better than most. Got a small summer crop already.
July 13, 2017
over 3 years ago
Crimson Night Raspberry
I had three Crimson Night Raspberry plants. This is there second year. They are thriving which is a big deal here in North Texas. I live out in the country with lots of wind and raspberries are hard to establish. I have only had a few berries but flavorful. Straw mulch around the plants seems to help in the summer, but keep it 8-12 inches away from the main canes. New canes will emerge if the straw is loose and about an inch thick.
July 18, 2017
over 4 years ago
My first attempt with rasberries and Ive gotten excellent results!
I bought the 6-cell jumbo pack and, not only did all 6 plants survive, they took off to reached 4-5 foot in height! They're producing berries as well as few runners in the first year! The berries dark red, medium to large, and have great raspberry flavor compared to others I have tried. I expect to have a big harvest next year!
October 13, 2018
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with these raspberries. We count ourselves lucky for customer like you. We look forward to being your partner at growing your own legacy.
October 30, 2018
Tabitha R
Late Fall Harvest
My husband and I grow these and we love the taste and dark color. They are vigorous growers, but in the 2 years we have had them they grew a little more than 4ft high, not the 5-8' that is in the information. We live in Minnesota: zone 4b. If you buy these and your zone is 4b or 4a, these should not be your only fall raspberry as the raspberries ripen very late. So pair these with earlier fall varieties like polka, autumn britten, or caroline so you get fall raspberries from August until killing frost in October. I would also not prune these to the ground every fall but keep some canes for a summer crop as the harvest window can be pretty small in northern zones. Overall easy raspberries to grow, has vigorous growth, winter hardy and great taste.
September 16, 2018
Took off like no bodies business
Ordered these last spring, they took right to many different soils as I planted them in four different areas. One was in heavy clay. It did not do as well as the others, but still has nice growth with a few flowers this year. With the four I planted, looks like I will get about 50berries this year. That is amazing to me in the first harvest year. These are very attractive plants with reddish-purple hues to the leaves and stems. Tremendous!
May 12, 2017
over 3 years ago
I ordered 3 plants last September, they were small and planted outside, they survived a non-typical mild Minnesota winter. They were then dug up, potted and replanted as we moved. One did not make it, but the other 2 grew like crazy, getting berries this fall. I ordered and planted 6 more early September. We will see how they do, but they are already looking much better after coming out of the packaging.
September 6, 2017
wonderfully healthy and vigorous!
Really appreciate the quality of plants from Stark's. They grow well. These are sturdy and vigorous. Can't wait for the fruit!
April 28, 2016
over 4 years ago
1 out of 6 made it through winter zone 6A
I planted 6 bare root Crimson raspberry bushes but only 1 survived the winter. However, it already made runners and I could see new bushes are popping up nearby. It is also doubled in size. I used raspberry food from Starkbros. I didn’t apply for a replacement, I figured we will get 6 new bushes out of this current plant that made it.
July 3, 2019
1 year ago
They're taking over
Planted last summer. Originally ordered six plants; 5 survived the trip and they're growing (and spreading) quickly. I haven't gotten any raspberries off of them yet, however.
July 11, 2017
over 3 years ago
Very nice
Planted last summer and immediately started growing, but didn't fruit, which I was expecting. This year again it grew like crazy and started fruiting in late august....and let me say, the berries are coming out like crazy. We've been gone a lot this summer, so the plants have been neglected and to get a crop like this was a great surprise. So, yes, I would definitely recommend these crimson berries. Oh, they also taste great!
August 25, 2019
1 year ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We really appreciate that you chose Stark Bro's to be your partner in growing your own fruit.
August 25, 2019
Tabitha R