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September Everbearing RaspberryRubus idaeus 'September'

  • September Everbearing Raspberry - Rubus idaeus 'September'

The September everbearing raspberry is one of the most popular home and commercial cultivars. It produces crops in two seasons, with a light crop in June followed by a heavy crop in September. The medium-size, tart, juicy rose-red raspberries with small seeds are excellent for freezing, preserves, pies and fresh eating. It’s a good cultivar for cold climates with cool summers.

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 september everbearing raspberry can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 3–7. View Map

Tree Type

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

Mature Size

The September everbearing raspberry grows to a height of 3–4' and a spread of 2–4' 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 September everbearing raspberry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay soils.

Attributes

This shrub:
  • Produces medium- to large-sized, juicy, tart rose-red fruit with small seeds--great for freezing, preserves, pies and fresh eating.
  • Has two harvest seasons, with a light crop in June and a heavy crop in September.
  • Bears fruit the first year.
  • Does well in cold climates with cool summers.
  • Is self-fertile, but planting in multiples will ensure a better crop.
  • Blooms white 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.)
  • Grows in a rounded shape.

Wildlife Value

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