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.)