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Raspberry Shortcake Collection

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Description

Includes six plants, three each — Encore and Prelude. We selected one Everbearing and one Summer-bearing variety for this collection so you can enjoy an extended season of homegrown raspberries. Grow a bounty of berries for the best homemade raspberry shortcake and still have enough left for fresh snacks!

Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids from nearby raspberry plants.

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.

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to grow in a container how many plants should be in one container, and what size container do you suggest?
Deborah R on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have raspberries in both 5 and 15 gallon pots. They are healthy and bearing in both sizes, but I would recommend the larger pots after a few years. I have been using Starks raspberry fertilizer in addition to a little compost. I am pleased with the yields.
Does the raspberry shortcake collection come bare root or in containers?
Jami H on Jun 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All of the plants in this Collection are bare-root.
Do these thornless raspberries have runners like regular raspberries?
Tammy S on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do have runners. You can either prune them off to contain the plant, or divide and replant them to multiple your raspberry patch.
can the Dwarf Rasberry bush be transplanted from a pot to the garden soil in the fall?
wheeler on Sep 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It certainly can. Be sure to plant it early enough for the roots to establish before winter.

Customer Reviews

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A GREAT BUY!!!
This will be the second season for my raspberries; they are growing vigorously and are setting LOTS of berries. STARK Brothers price on the set was unbeatable and the fact that they are dwarf is perfect as I do not have a lot of space in my yard. These plants were a quality product at a fantastic price and I would highly recommend them to any raspberry lover!
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Half of the plants died
Since planting these six raspberry plants last year, only 3 have survived. The ones that lived are producing raspberries now & we are happy with them. But disappointed that half of the plants didn't make it.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Raspberry collection
I bought my raspberries last year and I had some of them die and I tried to call and the wait was to long.
May 2, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your nursery stock. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information as we have slowed down a bit at this time.
May 31, 2017
Brenda H Staff
ok collection
Got a few raspberries the first year, this year the one plant is dead.
May 14, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Might be a ph issue
I tried these a couple times with very little success, I am guessing it’s a ph issue but I have been able to successfully amend soil in Colorado for blueberries so these should not even be that hard. I do grow other raspberries that I bought locally so I am not sure what’s up. They seem a little temperamental
May 14, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing like crazy!
This is only the first full year that we have had these berries. I do expect them to fruit this summer but I can certainly tell you that they are growing so much! There are so many new canes that have come up already. I am anticipating a great harvest!
May 10, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Hesitant to buy bare root but I’m glad I did
I bought these on sale with not many expectations as I’ve not had much success with bare root plants in the past, but these are coming out beautifully and one of them is already producing fruit. I also bought the food for the raspberry -and it’s the first time I’ve used that - so maybe that’s what made the difference between success and failure.
June 19, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Raspberry collection from Stark
The first year I planted them I lost about 10% of the plants. I made the soil for the bed and had a good watering setup for the plants. I did get a few hand full of berries last year and they were good. This year there a mass of new canes coming around last years plants. I am currently eating berries from last years plants (very good) and I can only guess what the harvest from the new vines will be. There will be a many, many short cake desserts
June 7, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Fast Growers
Delicious product! The plants are very fast growers and even yielded fruit in their first season! I was thinking these were thornless, but they are not.
June 12, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
all survived, but no harvest yet
This is a great value bundle, but I have not had much luck with these raspberries. They all survived their first year, and I have many baby plants this spring, but the original plants did not grow large and bushy as I would have expected. I knew to not expect much the first year, which was good, as we got about 3-4 berries from just one plant. I've amended the soil this year and am trying to water more consistently. I believe they may not be getting enough sun where they are, so I may move my berry patch if we have limited success again this year.
May 10, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago