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    Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush for Sale

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Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™ Bush

Rubus idaeus ‘NR7’ PP22141

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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.




2 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Raspberry Type


Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Rubus idaeus ‘NR7’ PP22141

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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.

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

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i purchased two bushes and they arrived very healthy and quite a good size. I have one of these already, and it is a vigorous grower in a pot. It's a great producer and the berries are delicious.
July 29, 2015
over 2 years ago
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This is the first winter on them. I hope they perk up, come spring time and start growing. They were not in very good shape when they got here.
December 17, 2014
over 3 years ago
I ordered two of these beautiful, compact, little bushes. There's no berries yet, but they are great looking plants all the same. What an awesome addition to any patio or garden.
January 1, 2013
can't get it to grow well on my patio
the fruit it come with was amazing, if it comes back next year and performs, then it will have a four start, right now the plant is nearly hanging on so the jury is still out
September 2, 2014
over 3 years ago
Waitin for fruit
Plants are doing fine, growing very well, but still no fruit. Hoping for a fall harvest. Definitely needing regular water with hot spells.
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
The plant came. This was the first time I have ever order plants or trees on line. Like the way fast-growing-trees talked about the roots systems being so abundant and health. They we right. The raspberry bush has taken to it's pot and has berries on it all ready! Can't wait to tast them. Every happy.
May 17, 2016
Vslparsiso, IN
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Making the Comeback
I ordered two initially, then one more later. All three were packaged horribly (unusually so) with dead rotting leaves and broken branches. They looked like they were not going to make it, so bad in fact, not a good leaf on them. I transplanted them and kept them watered well, within a couple months the worst looking one was the biggest, green bushy strong & healthy. That's why I bought a third. The old branches are the only ones baring fruit for now, but I'm not worried. Love them
July 30, 2016
Santa Barbara , CA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I love these
I have purchased 2 of this brand of raspberry. (local shops but same brand) in Western Washington. The first year produced about a full quart freezer bag of big delicious raspberries per plant. The canes die off over the winter and you cut them down. Whammo... frost is over and they popped up in a bush again. About 2 feet high and round. Lots of berries. They just sit on a pot on the balcony and grow. They seem to fill the pot you put them in. Just be patient over winter.
April 30, 2017
Growing Zone:
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
7 months ago
July 14, 2017
9 months ago
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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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Wanted raspberry bushes to grow in containers.
Ruth C on Aug 11, 2017
Don't have access to family farms raspberries since it was sold.
Susan S on Jul 31, 2017
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.
Susan 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
Sound like they should grow well. We will see. First time trying them.
Craig P on Aug 9, 2017
I picked these because they stay fairly compact and doesn't have thorns.
Jason F on Jul 21, 2017
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.
I have raspberry shortcake plants in containers. I live in zone 5. If I leave out do I cover and with what? Would it be better to store in garage for the winter?
Carol M on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If they are in containers you can store those in the Garage for the Winter.
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.

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