RASPBERRIES | index
We have selected the best of red, purple, golden yellow and black raspberry cultivars for Northern and Southern areas. From our practical experience and that of other growers, we have found that the cultivars we grow are the best. Each cultivar has its own distinctive characteristics: colors, flavor, growing habits and fruiting times. This diversity will help your planting prosper season after season.
Fall Bearing/Primocane-Fruiting of Red Raspberry | index
Autumn Bliss Fruiting time is 2 weeks earlier than Heritage; August 15th in southwest Michigan. Fruiting occurs until frost. Red fuits are large with fine flavor. Zones 3-11.
Dinkum Fruiting time is 3 weeks earlier than Heritage, but the majority of the fruit ripens the first 3 weeks with a small percentage ripening until the first frost. Red fruits are firm, fine flavored and large. Zones 3-11.
Heritage The most popular widely planted red fall Raspberry. Fruiting season occurs September 1st in Southwest Michigan and fruits can be harvested till the first frost. The fruits are firm and of medium size with a good flavor. Zones 3-11.
Summit A large fruited red variety with a mild flavor. The plants do best in mild climates and yields are medium to large. Zones 3-11.
Summer Bearing/Floricane-Fruiting of Red Raspberry | index
Canby The earliest red summer berry we grow. Production will begin July 4th in Southwest Michigan. Fruits are of good quality and used extensively for fresh markets. Zones 5-8.
Boyne An extremely cold hardy variety. Bears fruits during mid-season. Fruits are firm and medium in size with a sweet flavor. Plants are of shorter stature than others but bear good yields. Zones 4-8.
Encore A late season cultivar released by New York Agriculture Experiment Station at Cornell University. Flavor is very good and the late ripening cultivar is high yielding. Zones 4-8.
Prelude A mid-season ripening berry that is so vigorous, it is capable of producing a crop in the autumn as well. Fruits are delicious and firm. Released by New York Agriculture Experiment Station at Cornell University; it is a great choice for cold climates. Zones 4-8.
Tulameen Ripens late in the season, just before fall bearing raspberries and is recommended for growing in greenhouses to produce an early season crop. Fruits are large and firmness is good. The flavor is very fine. Zones 5-8.
Nova An extremely hardy mid season raspberry. Nova produces a beautiful fruit with fine flavor. Zones 4-8.
Algonquin Fruits are small to medium with a good flavor. Plants are vigorous and resistant to virus diseases. Zones 5-8.
Fall Bearing/Primocane-Fruiting Yellow Raspberry | index
Golden Harvest A medium size fruit similar to Heritage. Fruits are flavorful and the first ripe berries are harvested in late August to frost. Zone 3-10.
Anne A large fruited plant with firm fruit. Fruits are produced in the top quarter of the canes so it is easily harvested. Plant Patent # 10411. Zones 4-8.
Purple Raspberries | index
Royalty A large purplish raspberry with a mild flavor. Fruits are recommended for marketing to local markets or home use. Yields are high and plants are very cold tolerant. Zones 4-8.
Estate Fruits are sweet and large. Ripens in the late season. Canes are strong and erect and will not need supporting. Zones 3-8.
Black Raspberries | index
Jewell The berries are large and of good quality; with a very fine sweet flavor. Ripens in mid July in Southwest Michigan. Jewell is a vigorous growing plant. Zones 4-8.
Haut Developed at the University of Maryland for growers that require early season Blacks. Production is good and fruits are of good quality. Zones 5-8.