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Raspberry ‘Joan J’ Thornless

An everbearing red raspberry with completely spine-free canes,  ‘Joan J’ has large firm berries that are easy to pick and are absolutely delicious. This Patented variety is a great choice for Northern Growers.  It is also ideal for patio pots, kitchen gardens, and wildlife gardens.

This outstanding primocane variety produces a heavy crop of juicy and sweet tasting raspberries over a long period from July to October. Each berry is significantly larger than most with a brighter color and a superior flavor. The fruit of Raspberry ‘Joan J’ is delicious eaten fresh or can be frozen for a taste of summer later in the year.

Plant as soon as soil may be worked in the spring. Your plants require 1″ of water per week during the growing season and regular, shallow cultivation. The bush will bear only on one-year-old stems. As soon as canes have produced fruit, prune them back to the ground to make room for the strong new canes. Additional pruning will be required to eliminate tangling and improve their ability to bear.

* (Primocane bearing red raspberries – bloom in early August and produce fruit from mid-August through the first heavy frost or freeze.)

Plant Details +

Botanical Rubus Ideaus 'Joan J'
Cultivator Type Everbearing
Height 4-5'
Spacing 3'
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red
Harvest Summer-Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize newly set plants 2-3 weeks after planting and again in early summer. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown. Cane berries prefer a deep, well-drained, fertile soil and typically bear fruit on 2-year old wood with everbearers producing on first-year wood. Thrive in most soil types. Versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other cane fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2'-3' in a row with 8'-10' between rows.

Pests or Diseases: Disease resistant