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Description

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 late August through frost. 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.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Purple
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July And August Through Frost
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.

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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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
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
wife likes raspberries, looks like good cultivar
Charles T on Mar 22, 2016
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
The only raspberry that has survived the clay soil and hot summers here in East TN
Allen M on Sep 11, 2016
Stark's quality. Very pleased last season.
Deborah S on Mar 18, 2016
How tall is the raspberry plant?
Liliya L on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Liliya, they are about 3 feet tall. I don't have anything for them to grow up on, so they grow up and then grow out. I have them planted in a 3 foot X 2 foot self watering planter. I cut them back except for 1 stalk in the winter. My wife picks some every morning during the season. Hope this helps you.
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:

http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-tree-care-winterizing
Are these thornless?
Wes B on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No these are not thornless.

Customer Reviews

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Crimson Night Raspberry
I like this raspberry, but one died. Yes I would recommend it. The two that survived are growing strongly.
February 26, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Winter-hardy
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
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
Purchased
1 year ago
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Thriving
Bought these plants at the same time as blackberries. The blackberries died within a week. The raspberries thrived and are reproducing again, this year.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year 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
Purchased
1 year ago
Raspberry plants
The plants look good. No raspberries heat. One plant died, I think.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
crimson night raspberry
two are growing really well. the third didn't grow, it didn't have much of a root system. only planted april 2017 so I don't know if I recommend them or not.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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