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Latham Red Raspberry

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Easy to pick! Firm berries provide durability during harvest. Adapts well to a range of soil types. Upright growth habit. Burgundy fall foliage adds landscape interest. Fruit is outstanding for fresh-eating, freezing, and canning. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid July. 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.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet, Good Flavored
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.


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?
Stark Bro's Store
Like the preserving capabilities.
Charles G on Jun 10, 2019
To start a new bed in the backyard - a standard that has been around a long time - great flavor.
Annie S on May 17, 2019
Like the preserving capabilities.
Charles G on Jun 10, 2019
good reviews
JAY R R on May 19, 2019
To start a new bed in the backyard - a standard that has been around a long time - great flavor.
Annie S on May 17, 2019
Based on your rating. I have some plants, but needed more plants
Doris N on Mar 24, 2019
Good buy
Rick M on Feb 25, 2019
grows best in my zone
GAIL M on Jan 9, 2019
My father-in-law has these growing in his yard and they do very well. The climate in his area is very similar to ours. Plus, they are tasty!
JAN B on Apr 23, 2018
Ordered raspberries because they are one of my favorite fruits plus I have fond memories of picking and eating my dad's as a kid. He swears Latham's are the best variety, so I'm going with dad's advice here as a first-time grower :-)
Sandi S on Aug 14, 2017
Wanted to start growing raspberries and this one had great reviews for my area! Can't wait to grow some with my daycare kids!
Michelle G on Mar 7, 2017
Dependable and great tasting berry. These are the first replacement Latham plants I have bought since I planted original plants around 1990. Just want to fill in a few bare spots that have developed over the years as I have tried to keep rows straight.
Richard L on Feb 8, 2017
I had some when I lived in TN
THOMAS S on May 9, 2016
Heard these were very good berries
Connie S on Apr 24, 2016
Quality raspberry and very good flavor. The plant grows well in most soil conditions
Michael L on Mar 31, 2016
have had for years no problems
Linda L on Mar 19, 2016
I've planted this variety in the past and was happy with it.
GUY S on Mar 16, 2016
I prefer one awesome bearing season instead of 2.
LAURA A on Mar 6, 2016
good reviews
JAY R R on May 19, 2019
Based on your rating. I have some plants, but needed more plants
Doris N on Mar 24, 2019
Can I cut canes off in the fall?
Diane G on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Only canes which have already fruited.
Does this raspberry plant start new ones from the root or do they bend over and start from the tip?
Sheri on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The raspberry plants grow new stems from the ground up. However,
hey produce berries on the old stems from the year before. The new growth will not produce
berries this year, but they will next year. Good luck
I have a 4 x 12 foot raised bed, can I plant 2 rows of Latham raspberries, 4 in each row?
Janet f on Jun 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Janet, Mine are also in a raised bed, 4 x 15 ft, but in a single row. Becuse of the raspberries grow I created a cage to contain them: 4 ft rebars tamped into the ground approximately a foot, then covered with pvc pipe sort of ladder like...cross bars beginning 15" above ground, then a second row 15" above that and finally a third row also 15" above the second. The cage is about 3 ft wide and there are 4 uprights on either side. Because raspberries are stoloniferous I also tapped a 10" edger in the inside perimeter of the bed It doesn't prevent the spread but it does slow it a bunch. My plants went into the gorund early last spring and my bed is completely filled with plants which I have thinned once and will need to do again soon!
Just wondering if this berry is thornless? Thanks, Mike.
Michael M on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine has thorns tho they are pretty small.
Does this variety have thorns?
MerLynn H P on Jun 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does. It's an heirloom variety that was around before thornless varieties were bred.
Are Latham Red Raspberry plants thornless ?
Sam L on Apr 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No they are not.

Customer Reviews

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The overall best raspberry
For the upper Midwest, this is the raspberry you want. The flavor is the most intense classic raspberry flavor of all the varieties I planted. Grows like crazy, doesn't seem to mind heat or cold or wet, tolerates dry spells well too, but keep watering for the juiciest berries.
July 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Great multipliers
Yes, I recommend the Latham red raspberries. We planted four last year and now they've multiplied to two dozen plants!
May 26, 2016
over 4 years ago
Latham Red Raspberry
These are awesome and very prolific. They are tough and winter hardy too. If you live in WY where I do. These are fantastic producers.
June 20, 2016
over 3 years ago
Raspberry Bushes
Bushes have doubled in one full planting season, 100% healthy and growing, highly recommed these bushes. Hoping for berries this season!
May 8, 2017
over 3 years ago
Satisfied customer
I planted three last summer by the fence where erosion was a problem, two survived and got only a handful of the most delicious raspberries I have ever tasted. I look forward to what the plant produces this year.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
Very good product
Slow starter first year. Year two, already blooming in April.
May 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
Latham Red Raspberry
What arrived as spindly bareroot raspberry canes, quickly rooted and thrived beyond my expections. My blackerries haven't done so well, but that's a climate/conditions issue. Thanks!
August 13, 2016
over 4 years ago
Produced a crop the first year
Canes were bare root and dormant when arrived about 15" long and were planted in March of 2016. They produced a few raspberries the first year and several canes came up from the soil around that are the fruiting canes of this year. This year the fruiting canes are loaded with buds and there are several next years fruiting canes emerging now. Established very well.
May 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
Plants grew like crazy
All plants made it through upstate NY winter and thrived during growing season. I'm expecting some fruit this year.
February 10, 2017
over 4 years ago
Only a few berries were obtained, but I have good growth for next year.
Only a few berries appeared on the planted canes. New canes are abundant so next year should be better after a strenuous thinning of weaker canes. The berries did not appear to be as big as my current variety of raspberries. The taste was good. I don't know the variety of my older canes. I may be able to give a more complete evaluation next Summer.
August 14, 2016
over 4 years ago