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  • Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush for Sale

    Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush for Sale

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Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-3 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Raspberry Type


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Rubus idaeus

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Compact Raspberry Bush is Perfect for Containers

Pick Large Amounts of Delicious Raspberries from a Giant Bush.

Here's the problem with raspberries... they grow on long, skinny canes that need to be supported on trellises and spaced out in order to get a decent crop. They have thorns that make them tough to pick and some varieties make you wait an entire extra year because they can only produce on mature canes.

The Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcakesolves all these problems. It grows in a dense bush form that can give you more fruit than a small row of lanky canes. It thrives in a container or the ground, producing fruit on thick new growth. You get a great crop year after year without the work or hassle.

This is an exceptional tasting raspberry. It's full sized with a great texture. They named it "shortcake" because of how sweet it is. Around July, your bushes start to look like small fruit factories... pumping out bright red berries against that lush green backdrop. You can pick for weeks and never have to worry about thorns.

Your bush grows about 3 ft. tall. Ideal for a back deck, where you can walk out each morning and pick fresh raspberries for your breakfast. The larger your container, the larger your plant will grow. But if you really want to get creative... this is a bright looking shrub. Plant them on each side of your front entrance or even as a foundation hedge. In the fall you will start seeing your leaves turning autumn colors. Plant several for a hedge that will give you enough berries to freeze throughout the year as well as share with friends and family.

This is a real problem solver that you will see more of in a few years. We are one of a few nurseries that are able to offer the Raspberry Shortcake™. Your bushes will arrive with a well developed root mass and cane structure that is ready to explode with new growth. These large sizes will likely sell out quickly for the year. We suggest you order while they are still available.

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Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush Pollination

Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Arrived healthy and ready to go
My raspberry arrived leafless, with four sturdy, vigorous stems covered in dormant buds. In just a few days out of the shipping carton the buds have begun to swell and the plant shows every sign of being ready to grow into a lush, fully contributing member of my berry garden. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.
September 20, 2018
4 months ago
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Have to try another kind of raspberries...not this one.
I am very disappointed in the Raspberry shortcake bushes. I have ordered 1 tree plant 3 blueberries bushes and 2 of raspberries bushes. All of my plants have a new grows and looks great...except both of the raspberries bushes. They did look bad from the very beginning...there were some holes and dark spots on the leaves...and even i did everything I was suppose to do when planting...they died quickly. Very they had some kind of disease.I still will shop from you guys...having a new house we are in need of many plants I would like to have. But I will not try this kind of raspberries again !Sad..sorry.
September 16, 2018
4 months ago
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Not what was expected
It arrived about 25% of the size I thought it was and it doesn’t seem to be growing very well. Not what I expected for ~$80
July 26, 2018
6 months ago
Jury’s still out
Bought and planted in the ground in spring of 2017, in Massachusetts. Had only a dozen or so berries first year, and it’s so low to the ground (perhaps a foot tall) that the wildlife gobbled the berries before even fully ripe. This year it’s still very compact and dense, and has lots of berries but they look small and rather shriveled. This fall I will try dividing it into a few pots and try growing on my deck instead.
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July 19, 2018
1 year ago
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Wait and See
I would have preferred to wait a while before creating this review but the company continues to semd emails as part of its Google review system.
The plants were very nice. The FedEX shipping had been quite rough with the package and one plant had come loose from its pot. Still the packaging kept it from being damaged.
We planted late so I do not expect much growth. It may take longer to get berries than I had hoped.
This is a wait and see event.
July 6, 2018
7 months ago
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Bushel and Berry is a Great idea
Packaging was impressive. Planted and pruned a bit including the few berries showing when the two (2) plants arrived. They're looking healthy. Look forward to good berries next season.
July 1, 2018
8 months ago
great looking plant
I purchased 2 of these plants after trying other websites. The plants arrived healthy and 4 times the size of the other website.
May 2, 2018
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July 14, 2017
1 year ago
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As perfect as anyone can expect
Plant arrived in good condition, well packed but it was in shipping for 4 days which does strain the plant. After I put it in the final container it really looked healthy and started growing new leaves.
July 8, 2017
1 year ago
Received two plants by mail very quickly, very happy with shipping, packed relatively well. Unfortunately, both plants were pretty much dead when potting. Pruned off the dead leaves/stems and potted anyway. Bouncing back quickly, growing well. Don't think it will produce, but am optimistic :)
May 19, 2017
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush

Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush Planting Diretions

The Bushel and Berry (Rubus idaeus ‘NR7’ PP22141) is a dwarf variety offering an abundance of juicy red raspberries in a beautiful bush form, ideal for ground or containers, no trellis required! This bush matures to a height of 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide but produces like a regular raspberry and best of all, it’s thornless! The berry bush is best planted in USDA growing zones 5-9 with a full sun exposure location. It’s a moderately fast grower, somewhat drought tolerant and cold hardy to temps down to -10 degrees when planted in ground.

Location: Choose a location that offers full sun and gives the raspberries good air circulation. Areas that encounter high winds can pose a threat to the canes and should be avoided. Also, be sure there are no wild blackberries growing nearby which could spread diseases that can prove harmful to your plant. The soil should be nutrient dense and well-draining.

Planting Instructions: Black raspberries and red raspberries must be planted at least 100 feet from each other to prevent cross pollination.

1) If possible, plant your raspberries early in the spring. If you live in a warmer area of the country plant in late winter.
2) A week before you plant, prepare the soil with compost or aged manure, plants prefer slightly acidic soil.
3) Dig a hole twice the width and the same depth as the root ball.
4) For multiple plants, space raspberries about 3 feet apart, in rows 8 feet apart.
5) A trellis or a fence can provide extra support for growth. If you chose to use this option, do it from the beginning of planting so the plants are not disturbed when maturing.

Watering: Water your raspberry plant at a rate of 1 inch of water per week. Increase water as necessary during dry periods but do not over water.

Pruning: Raspberry roots are perennial but the canes only live for two years. First year stems have green canes (primocanes) and second year stems have a thin brown bark (floricanes). You need to know the difference to prune correctly. Prune raspberries in the fall, leaving about 6 of the thickest, strongest green canes.  Make sure you cut off any sideways growing canes.

Fertilizer: You can use compost with a small amount of balanced organic fertilizer, applying late in the winter. It’s also a good idea to spread mulch in the planting area to maintain moisture and discourage weed growth.

Pests: Raspberries are not prone to many diseases but are susceptible to powdery mildew. The fungus can rob raspberries of vital nutrients and weaken the plant. The disease looks like a dusting of flour and usually starts off in circular white spots. If left untreated, the plant’s leaves will begin to yellow and dry out. To treat, remove all infected leaves/fruit and make sure never to use these parts as compost. Use a fungicide which contains sulfur or neem oil.

*If you don’t want to trellis your raspberries, just let them grow in a slightly arched position so they have ample room as the fruit ripens.
*Prune away the shoots that grow up from the roots as well as old or damaged canes which will better enable the surviving canes to produce lots of berries.
*Raspberries are susceptible to some of the same diseases as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and potatoes so don’t plant them in an area where members of the Solanaceae family have recently grown.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
I am looking for some plants that have vivid color to bright up my landscaping but still produce fruits!
Helen E on Sep 20, 2018
I want raspberry's and the idea of not fighting torns sounds good to me.
Matt G on May 9, 2018
I am looking for some plants that have vivid color to bright up my landscaping but still produce fruits!
Helen E on Sep 20, 2018
Like the fact it is a bush instead of vines. Have not seen any of these in local nurseries.
Tom C on Jun 8, 2018
I want raspberry's and the idea of not fighting torns sounds good to me.
Matt G on May 9, 2018
the description of the plant made me want to taste of the berries
Jennifer M on Apr 23, 2018
Love the idea of thornless as I have 2-3 year olds who love raspberry now they can pick them themselves. Also, being able to keep them in a pot is ideal in our living situation.
Christina A on Apr 23, 2018
Wanted raspberry bushes to grow in containers.
Ruth C on Aug 11, 2017
Sound like they should grow well. We will see. First time trying them.
Craig P on Aug 9, 2017
Don't have access to family farms raspberries since it was sold.
S S on Jul 31, 2017
I picked these because they stay fairly compact and doesn't have thorns.
Jason F on Jul 21, 2017
For the kids to enjoy.
Hilda I on Jul 11, 2017
container friendly
Tracy P on Jun 5, 2017
compact nature of the plant and taste
Patrick A on May 29, 2017
Because it grows into a bush that can be used for edible landscaping.
Shae M on May 18, 2017
michael m on May 15, 2017
Self-pollination is a plus and I like container gardening.
Stephanie R on May 6, 2017
Tami D on Apr 10, 2017
To plant in large flower bed and to have fresh fruit
Mitch M on Apr 5, 2017
I'm living in a retirement center in Yukon OK (near Oklahoma City), and I have a "cottage" with a nice back yard that I keep fiddling with. I planted three Cumberland black raspberries I purchased from "Fast-Growing Trees" in early spring of 2016. They're doing quite well, and even have produced some raspberries already. So I'm going to try this bush I'll have to purchase a large container to put it in. Wheeeee!!!
Storyspinning on Jul 2, 2016
reviews & sale
Liz C on Jul 1, 2016
got tired of fighting with standard raspberries and ripped them up a few years ago, missed berries, saw a magazine article about this plant and decided to try it.
Renee R on Jun 25, 2016
Looked like a fun thing for kids to pick from and eat.
Julie S on Jun 24, 2016
I love raspberries and this will grow in my zone.
George H on Jun 15, 2016
Like the idea of container gardening in the northeast. First try at this. Time will tell.
Marie S on Apr 19, 2016
Love raspberries but have only small space available to grow so patio possibility was ideal!
Ron B on Apr 14, 2016
Purchased this last year. No berries yet, the plant is growing fast. Hopefully berries this summer!
Barbara J G on Apr 14, 2016
redid yard and thought if i'm going to plant bushes i may as well plant ones that will give back fruit
Katherin K on Apr 14, 2016
The information provided said this plant does will in containers. Fresh raspberries grown on my patio = perfect for me!
Lavon B on Apr 11, 2016
I chose these bushes due to their compact space and abundance of berries. I hope they will grow awesome.
Shannon C on Apr 6, 2016
I already have 1 and love it would like a pair
Kathy H on Apr 3, 2016
Sounds yummy!
Stacey R on Apr 3, 2016
Because they are thornless and very sweet according to your info...
Maria B on Mar 27, 2016
love berries and these are quite healthy
linda r on Mar 25, 2016
Because I am torn between becoming a raspberry, lime, lemon or avocado farmer!! So I am buying a variety!!!
Joseph R on Mar 16, 2016
So unique, love the compact size, edible option, and beauty of this plant
Ashley C on Mar 1, 2016
I Love Raspberries. But the native ones here are scattered about. hard to find, hard to check for ripeness, and hard to pick. This will be potted and close to the house. Easy to check and care for.
George C on Jan 31, 2016
I like trying new things
Debbie C on Jan 7, 2016
grows as a bush
Richard F on Nov 16, 2015
I can not wait to try this bush! I love raspberries but having small kids I don't want thorns in the garden that can pinch little fingers.
Patricia P on Nov 3, 2015
The name is so interesting so I decided to try this bush.
Linda D on Sep 17, 2015
I love the possibility of having berries growing on the deck...I picked wild dewberries all summer when I was a kid and I would love for my son to have a similar experience...although not wild, I like the idea of him going to the backyard and "stealing" berries for a snack.
Julia P on Sep 8, 2015
I picked this item because red is my favorite color and I am going to use the berries to make smoothies. I also like the look of the plant in the photo and I hope mine plant will mature as beautiful.
Janice A on Aug 21, 2015
Like the fact it is a bush instead of vines. Have not seen any of these in local nurseries.
Tom C on Jun 8, 2018
the description of the plant made me want to taste of the berries
Jennifer M on Apr 23, 2018
Do I have to bring my pot in could I just cover it ?
Bev C on Sep 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 6a and have mine in a pot. I do not cover it in the winter or bring it in and it is growing well. In fact looks like a banner harvest this year. I have separated it into 4 plants over two years and all doing well. When I first got it in the mail, I thought it was dead but planted it anyway. It is now 4 lovely plants. I would have more fruit this year but was energetic last fall and pruned two of them. What was I thinking??? Berries grow on last years vines! At least it was only two ??
do I have to have two to polinate ?
Bob D on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You do not need another bush to pollinate, however, berries do work best in three's and will be more prolific.
Can this plant be left outside for the winter in Zone 6?
Angie R on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes this plant is recommended for zones 5-9 so it can withstand the winters in your area.
Mine is producing fruit, but the canes are growing sideways and down (drooping to the ground). Does not seem right for this bush. Any ideas? I have tried a tomato cage, but they really do not like it at all.
Scott C on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had that problem but we have separated it into 4 bushes over the two years. The harvest on the original bush looks to be wonderful this year.
Can this grow in the shade?
Judy T on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do best in partial sun. ("They" because you need at least two for good pollination and berry production.) Mine have been in containers for a few years and are thriving on my deck with morning sun only. It is important to cut back the canes in late fall. We so enjoy picking fresh berries in the morning throughout our Virginia summers!
Will raspberries grow in Southwest Florida?
Vicky on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How large of a pot would you recommend planting these in?
Amy B on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Make sure it is bigger than the pot it is shipped in and that it is a well draining container you use. You start out in a 3 or 5 Gallon container.
Can blueberry and raspberry plants be cross pollinated, or do you need to buy two of each?
Peggy T on Jul 11, 2015
The rule of thumb is that you buy at least 3 or more of each type of fruit to ensure proper pollination.
Do you prune these? When? How much?
Linda O on Dec 31, 2018
Can they be grown near potted bell peppers?
Rachel Z on Aug 14, 2018

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