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.

After planting, be sure to prune the bare-root canes back to about 2 inches above the ground. (This does not apply to potted raspberry plants.) Do not skip this step! It is a crucial factor in encouraging the roots to send up new growth during the growing season. It is in the nature of raspberry plants to send up new growth as suckers or basal shoots from below the ground. This means the canes that you plant may not be where you find signs of life or new growth. When it’s time to grow, you will see new sprouts emerge from the ground around where you planted the cane, and this growth is coming from the raspberry plant’s root system.

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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.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I read good reviews for my zone.
Colette W on Mar 31, 2021
It's a classic favorite that has been around a long time.
Julia T on Mar 29, 2021
I read good reviews for my zone.
Colette W on Mar 31, 2021
popular and I did not get my discount for my email?????
Becky O on Mar 29, 2021
It's a classic favorite that has been around a long time.
Julia T on Mar 29, 2021
Looked delicious. Love raspberries and raspberry jelly.
Susan V on Mar 14, 2021
Self pollinating, good customer reviews, hardy to zone 5
Jane W on Mar 10, 2021
Have grown in the past and were great raspberries. Low maintenance
Pamela M on Mar 9, 2021
I have grown Latham Red R for 20 years. easy to grow
marion j on Feb 22, 2021
Grew them before and they produced and produced tasty fruit that made wonderful jam and just plain yummy fresh!
Dori L on Feb 18, 2021
Single crop.
Paul T on Feb 17, 2021
Wanted a variety of red rasberries
Pat T on Feb 9, 2021
Extremely hardy plants, much easier to survive than Heritage or others.
Kathryn H on Jan 30, 2021
Had them before
Robert G on Jan 28, 2021
I am familiar with this variety and know it to be a trustworthy producer.
Steve on Jan 13, 2021
i grew up with this variety when we lived on a farm, and could never get enough berries. We made jelly out of the ones I didn't eat.
Jennifer U on Jan 5, 2021
See above (Heritage Raspberries)
Bill S on Dec 3, 2020
Past knowledge
Raymond A on Jul 31, 2020
heavy july crop
MAYNARD M on Jul 30, 2020
Robert S on Jul 27, 2020
A non-blue colored plant to even out my garden.
Erna A on Jul 25, 2020
This is the one my daughter wanted, even though it will not arrive until July!
Melissa on Apr 25, 2020
I like the concept of durability during harvest. I love to pluck them off the canes and eat them while standing in my garden. I also love to freeze any extra fruit for that pie in the middle of winter.
Bret M on Apr 12, 2020
Master Gardener reccomendatuon
Mary P on Apr 7, 2020
Wanted a 2nd variety. Also had 4 star rating
Lori H on Apr 6, 2020
Something I enjoy to eat, just a shame it takes two attempts to order, when Stark Bro's can't track orders.
Ron R on Apr 4, 2020
1st time gardening
Sandra A C on Apr 1, 2020
Because of the note about taste
Beth R on Mar 31, 2020
New Bed
Thomas B on Mar 29, 2020
Always good quality from stark
Carol G on Mar 28, 2020
grown before love it!
mike b on Mar 28, 2020
picture looks yummy and good price
Margaret B on Mar 21, 2020
This was a recommended variety for our region by Iowa State University Extension.
Ann B on Feb 29, 2020
Trying to (once again) grow raspberries.
DONALD P on Feb 26, 2020
I am expanding my raspberries and this will add to the variety and pollination
John M on Feb 19, 2020
One of my Granddaughters love Raspberries. They are crazy expensive in the Grocery.
Susan A on Feb 1, 2020
Wife wants to start growing raspberries. We have blackberries now.
Joseph C on Jan 23, 2020
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
popular and I did not get my discount for my email?????
Becky O on Mar 29, 2021
Looked delicious. Love raspberries and raspberry jelly.
Susan V on Mar 14, 2021
Can I cut canes off in the fall?
Diane G on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I cut out the old canes after I pick the last berries of the season. I then thin out all weaker canes so that the remaining canes will get all the light, moisture and nourishment they need to bear well the following season.
Will you have any more bare-root Latham Red Rasberry plants available this season?
Jennifer R on Apr 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. We do not have a guaranteed ETA on when more will become available. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and completely understand your disappointment. Rest assured, that if you sign up for a notification, you'll be one of the first to be notified when it becomes available again.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

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.
What soil ph is best for raspberries?
Gramps on Aug 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. PH should be between 6.0-6.8

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
The $15.99 per package 3, does that mean you receive three bare root plants?
Sperls on Mar 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the package of 3 includes 3 bare root plants.
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

4.2 / 5.0
23 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Very good product
Slow starter first year. Year two, already blooming in April.
May 5, 2017
over 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
These thrived.
These I loved , they fruited last yeat year (1st year planted). They are spreading all over this year! I will order more of these
May 16, 2017
over 5 years ago