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Raspberries are a sprawling thorny plant which benefit from a large growing area and the removal of older canes. They produce their first crop of fruit in May and June, and a later crop in August.

Latin Name

Rubus idaeus



Type of Plant

Fruits Fruits
Shrubs Shrubs

Bloom Season

April - July


Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 9'
Max spread Max Spread: 9'


  • Edible
  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds Birds
    Butterflies Butterflies


    Native Range

    Europe, Northern Asia


    Washington received twelve raspberry plants from William Hamilton of Pennsylvania in March of 1792.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator
    Grown by Washington Grown by Washington

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Lower Garden Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b

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