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Himbo Top® Primocane Red Raspberry

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Grow one of the most productive berries in your garden. This plant will give you huge quantities of large, bright-red raspberries with high sugar content and an intoxicating aroma. Excellent for fresh eating, freezing or making desserts. Heavy crops require support. Not recommended for extremely hot, arid areas of the desert Southwest. Disease-resistant to phytophthora root rot. Cold-hardy. Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in July. Primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #19512 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 Red
Fruit Size Extra 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 Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 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 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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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My cousin has this type and they are doing very well!
Tiki B on Mar 8, 2017
To fill out some bare spots in my raspberry patch.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
My cousin has this type and they are doing very well!
Tiki B on Mar 8, 2017
It is Primocane and my experience with this variety is positive.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
To fill out some bare spots in my raspberry patch.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
It is Primocane and my experience with this variety is positive.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
Himbo Top?? Primocane Red Raspberry, is it near thornless, or heavily Thorne on the canes?
RuthAnn H on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are no major thorns. The canes are not totally smooth. More like course sandpaper. Mine did grow tall and did better with supports. Fruit was excellent and productive.

Customer Reviews

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Good plants
All 10 plants started and are about a foot high. Starts in good condition when they arrived . Dipped them in rooting hormone that was supplied with the plants.
May 16, 2016
over 4 years ago
Plants not good quality. Had 6 plants - only 2 even tried to make it. None of 6 lived this year.
May 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
So many raspberries
Last year I planted two of the three sprigs and gave the third to my friend. My two springs grew really well and by the end of the season, I was getting a handful of berries every couple of days. It's springtime now and there are so many shoots coming up that I'm worried I will have too many raspberries (not possible, of course, but it would be a good problem to have!).
I will definitely buy again if/when we move.
May 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
Large berries!
I like the large size berries this plant produces. They ripen slowly so you can pick and see there will be more in a day or two. The canes reproduced and I have a raspberry patch now!
August 13, 2016
over 3 years ago
Succulent, twice bearing!
This is a great, hardy raspberry that I have grown for 5 years, and continue to add to my patch. Big berries, bear twice a year, albeit from different parts of canes. Grows well in Colorado as well as Illinois! Aggressive underground roots keep adding to the patch.
May 2, 2018
1 year ago
Poor Results
I planted them along the fence line but I've had very poor luck in getting them to grow. I've only got one growing .
August 4, 2016
over 3 years ago
Fantastic gourmet sweet acid flavor and large size: Perfect
Producing constantly on year two growth; the quality of the fruit is absolutely exceptional. I eat a lot of tropical fruits and high grade produce and these are the best there is. Very good texture, beautiful shape, size, and consistency, great mouthfeel, amazing sweet/sour balance, mind blowing after taste. The bouquet is exceptional! Very highly recommended.
August 3, 2017
They started easily and produced their first season.
May 8, 2018
1 year ago
Second planting is going like crazy
The first shipment I received all died, not a single plant survived. Stark's was wonderful with their customer service and sent me replacements. Those did survive. The first year was very slow growth, mostly because the deer kept eating the tops off the plants. I fenced the rows and the plants grew like weeds. They grew over 5 feet tall and I picked berries every couple of days from July through frost in late October. I'll have to prune them this spring, but I got 3 quarts of frozen raspberries from those second year canes, along with all the berries the grandkids could eat all summer. Plus, the berries are HUGE.!
February 11, 2018
the plants have grown well and had a few berries last year now the plant has expanded and will see many berries this year good buy
May 10, 2018
1 year ago