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September Everbearing RaspberryRubus idaeus ‘September

  • September Everbearing Raspberry bush - Rubus idaeus September
SeptemberEverbearing Raspberry produces crops in two seasons, with a light crop in June followed by a heavy crop in September. Medium- to large-size, juicy, tart, rose-red raspberries with small seeds. One of the most popular home and commercial cultivars for fresh eating, freezing, preserves and pies. Vigorous plant good for cold climates with cool summers. Self-fertile. Acidic to slightly basic soil, adapts to a wide range of soil types. (zones 3–7)

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

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.


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.