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Dorman Red Raspberry

Rosaceae Rubus Idaeus

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

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

Mature Height:

4-6 ft.

Mature Width:

4-6 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:


Raspberry Type


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Rosaceae Rubus Idaeus

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An everbearing raspberry bush with the largest, sweetest berries.

Prepare yourself for large amounts of raspberries because the Dormans Red Raspberry is everbearing. These shrubs have two main harvests in the early summer and the fall, meaning they continuously pump out tons of berries all season long.

With this raspberry bush, you'll have buckets of berries all summer long, up until the first frost. It's a good thing the Dormans Red Raspberry produces fruit for months, because once you try one you'll be hooked on their sweet flavor and firm texture.

Pick fresh berries in your yard daily and add them to your favorite recipes. These large, juicy berries are perfect for topping oatmeal and yogurt. Also, they're sensational for adding to smoothies. Best of all, these plump berries make for the ultimate snack to eat fresh as soon as they're picked. Their sweet juices are exceptionally refreshing during hot summer afternoons.

You'll save time and money by picking your own raspberries, because you'll get them from your back yard instead of having to drive to your local supermarket, where raspberries are often overpriced.

Dorman's Red Raspberry bushes are both cold hardy, and heat tolerant, they can handle the frost up north and the heat and humidity down south. These vigorous shrubs thrive in the hot and humid climates that trouble other raspberry varieties.

This low maintenance fruiting shrub doesn't need a trellis in order to grow, because they grow in an upright position. Their upright nature makes them the perfect choice for hedges, and their ability to grow in containers allows them to enhance porches and patios with their beauty. Large bright red Raspberries pop against lush green leaves for a breath taking summer color show.

Everyone is trying to get their hands on these delicious raspberries and they are selling out fast. Get yours before they're gone.

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Dorman Red Raspberry Pollination

Dorman Red Raspberry are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Dorman Red Raspberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dorman Red Raspberry

Dorman Red Raspberry  Planting Diretions

One of nature’s most delectable fruits, the Dorman Red raspberry (Rosaceae Rubus Idaeus) is a full sun loving, summer bearing variety. The long lush prickly canes will produce small white flowers that become juicy red berries in the summer season. The bush will reach a mature height/width of 4-6 feet and have a relatively moderate growth rate. Dormans are prized for their tolerance to thrive in hot, humid conditions where most raspberries cannot perform well.

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:
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 overwater.

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.

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Why did you choose this? Store
I recently bought two Caroline rasberry bushes,,,,very impressed in the quality of my plants I decided to make another purchase..
james c on May 28, 2018
Healthy snack foods for my kids to pick and eat right from my garden.
Christine D on Apr 26, 2018
I recently bought two Caroline rasberry bushes,,,,very impressed in the quality of my plants I decided to make another purchase..
james c on May 28, 2018
It says will bear fruit first year.
Jeannette P on May 27, 2018
Healthy snack foods for my kids to pick and eat right from my garden.
Christine D on Apr 26, 2018
I love raspberries and have them almost every morning so I thought why not plant some!
Donna J on Mar 24, 2016
Love raspberries
Kimberlee S on Feb 25, 2016
I love raspberries and live in the desert and wanted something hearty
celeste b on Feb 3, 2016
I want a red raspberry BUSH rather than CANE type berries since it will take up limited space in my backyard garden. The description of the berries sound like they will be just what I wanted.
Russell S on Jan 26, 2016
I wanted rasberries
Jodi C on Nov 15, 2015
Love them and how to get a lot.
Margaret B on Oct 21, 2015
Because it was an ever bearing raspberry and at this time I couldn't get Heritage. But I'm looking forward to this one and to possibly get the heritage next year.
JULIA H on Oct 20, 2015
It says will bear fruit first year.
Jeannette P on May 27, 2018
I love raspberries and have them almost every morning so I thought why not plant some!
Donna J on Mar 24, 2016
Does this raspberry plant have thorns?
Linda B on Aug 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do not have thorns, however, they can be prickly.
What do you mean by chill hours? What temp is "chill hours"
Hans F on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Chill hours are the number of hours when the temperature is between 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
anyone know how they do in Central Texas -- specifically, Axtell, TX (approx 12 miles east of Waco)? Thanks in advance for the help.
Tom G on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for the Dorman Raspberry is Zones 5 to 9. They are cold hardy down to -10 degrees and like to be grown in Full Sun.
is it alright to transplant in the spring?
Naomi B on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
Can I grow in pots?
Sarah R on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can grow these in pots, however, they do prefer to be in the ground.

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