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Heritage Everbearing RaspberryRubus idaeus 'Heritage'

  • Heritage Everbearing Raspberry - Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'

The heritage everbearing raspberry is a favorite for its flavor, firmness and large fruit size. It produces crops in two seasons, with a moderate crop in July followed by a heavy crop from September until frost. The large, extra-sweet, juicy dark red raspberries are great for canning, freezing and fresh eating.

This raspberry shrub is self-fertile, but planting in multiples will ensure a better crop. Learn more about planting and caring for your raspberries.

Hardiness Zones

The heritage everbearing raspberry can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 3–9. View Map

Tree Type

This is a fruit shrub, grown primarily for the edible fruit it produces.

Mature Size

The heritage everbearing raspberry grows to a height of 5–6' and a spread of 3–4' at maturity.

Growth Speed Medium to Fast Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13" to more than 24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun is the ideal condition for this shrub, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference

The heritage everbearing raspberry prefers deep well-drained, fertile soil.

Attributes

This shrub:
  • Produces large, extra-sweet, juicy dark red fruit--great for canning, freezing and fresh eating.
  • Has two harvest seasons, with a moderate crop in July and a heavy crop in September.
  • Spreads fast and produces a crop in the first year.
  • Is self-fertile, but planting in multiples will ensure a better crop.
  • Blooms pink in April¬–May.
  • Has a chill hours (CU) requirement of 250. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32° and 45° F in a typical winter season.)
  • Requires 1" of water per week during the growing season and regular, shallow cultivation.
  • Grows in a rounded shape.
  • Is self-supporting, so no trellis is needed.

Wildlife Value

Raspberries provide food and cover for a wide range of wildlife species.