Which Raspberries Are Everbearing? (14 Varieties You Should Try)


Raspberries from the garden are delicious, but sometimes it seems like the harvest season is not long enough.  Luckily, there are some raspberry varieties that are everbearing, which means that they produce two crops: one in summer and one in fall!

So, which raspberries are everbearing?  Everbearing raspberries include: Anne, Autumn Bliss, Brandywine, Caroline, Crimson Giant, Crimson Night, Double Gold, Fall Gold, Heritage, Joan J, Niwot, Polana, Prelude, & Sweet Repeat. Dates for 1st & 2nd harvest differs between varieties, so you can choose a few to get berries for months in row!

Of course, everbearing raspberry canes still need to be pruned once they stop producing fruit – just like any other raspberry plant.

In this article, we’ll talk about some everbearing raspberry varieties that you can try planting to get a longer harvest season this year.  We’ll also give some details on these raspberry plants, such as where they can survive and how big they can get.

Let’s get started.

Which Raspberries Are Everbearing? (Fall Bearing Raspberries)

Although some raspberry plants only produce fruit once (in the summer), there are some varieties that produce fruit twice (one in summer and again in fall).

red raspberries
Summer-bearing raspberries only produce fruit once per year, but everbearing (or fall-bearing) raspberries produce fruit twice per year: once in the summer and again in the fall.

Raspberries can be red, purple, black, or even yellowish-white.  Some of these varieties are everbearing (or fall-bearing), which means that you will get two crops in a single year

Everbearing raspberry varieties include:

  • Anne
  • Autumn Bliss
  • Brandywine
  • Caroline
  • Crimson Giant
  • Crimson Night
  • Double Gold
  • Fall Gold
  • Heritage
  • Joan J
  • Niwot
  • Polana
  • Prelude
  • Sweet Repeat
wild raspberry colors
Raspberries come in lots of different colors, including gold, pink, red, purple, and black.

The table below gives a summary of these everbearing raspberry varieties at a glance:

Raspberry
Variety
Fruit
Color
USDA
Zones
Size
(feet)
Annegold4-9H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Autumn
Bliss
red6-8H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Brandywinepurple4-8H: 3-4
W: 2-3
Carolinered-
pink
5-8H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Crimson
Giant
deep
red
4-8H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Crimson
Night
red-
purple
4-8H: 5-8
W: 4-5
Double
Gold
pink-
gold
4-8H: 5-8
W: 4-5
Fall
Gold
gold4-8H: 4-5
W: 2-3
Heritagered4-8H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Joan Jred4-8H: 5-6
W: 2-3
Niwotblack-
purple
5-8H: 5-6
W: 3-4
Polanadeep
red
3-8H: 5-6
W: 2-3
Preludedeep
red
4-8H: 4-5
W: 3-4
Sweet
Repeat
deep
red
5-9H: 4-6
W: 3-4
This table summarizes 14 everbearing raspberry varieties
and their fruit color, USDA cold hardiness zones, and
size (H is height, and W is width, in feet).

Below, you can find more detailed descriptions for each of these 14 varieties of everbearing raspberries.

Anne

This everbearing raspberry variety produces golden yellow fruit!  Anne is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 9.

yellow raspberries
Anne raspberries are everbearing with golden yellow fruit.

An Anne raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Anne raspberry plants bear fruit once in mid to late summer (from July to August), and they produce fruit again in the fall (from September to frost).  The berries are large and yellow.

You can learn more about Anne Raspberries from Gurneys.

You can buy Anne raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Autumn Bliss

This everbearing raspberry variety produces bright red fruit!  Autumn Bliss is somewhat cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 to 8 (or as an annual in Zones 9 to 10).

An Autumn Bliss raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

raspberry flower monarch butterfly
Autumn Bliss raspberries are everbearing with white flowers and bright red fruit. Here, we see a monarch butterfly on a raspberry flower.

Autumn Bliss raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer, and they produce fruit again in the fall.  The berries are large and bright red.

You can learn more about Autumn Bliss Raspberries from the Nursery at Ty Ty.

You can buy Autumn Bliss raspberries from Gurneys.

Brandywine

This everbearing raspberry variety is a cross between a red raspberry and a black raspberry, and it produces deep reddish purple fruit!  Brandywine is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Brandywine raspberry plant grows 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Brandywine raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer, and they produce fruit again in the fall.  The berries are large and reddish purple.

You can learn more about Brandywine Raspberries from Stark Brothers.

You can buy Brandywine raspberries from the Nursery at Ty Ty.

Caroline

This everbearing raspberry variety produces reddish pink fruit!  Caroline is somewhat cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 8, but it does not like heat or drought.

A Caroline raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with pink flowers.

Caroline raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer (July), and they produce fruit again in the fall (from September to frost).  The berries are large and reddish pink.

You can learn more about Caroline Raspberries from Nourse Farms.

You can buy Caroline raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Crimson Giant

This everbearing raspberry variety produces deep red fruit!  Crimson Giant is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

raspberries
Red raspberries, such as those produced by Crimson Giant, are the ones we are most familiar with.

A Crimson Giant raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Crimson Giant raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer, and they produce fruit again in the fall (from September to October).  The berries are large and deep red.

You can learn more about Crimson Giant Raspberries from Gurney’s.

You can buy Crimson Giant raspberries from Burpee.

Crimson Night

This everbearing raspberry variety produces dark reddish-purple fruit!  Crimson Night is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Crimson Night raspberry plant grows 5 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, making it larger than some of the other varieties on this list.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Crimson Night raspberry plants bear fruit once in early summer (late June), and they produce fruit again in late summer to early fall (September).  The berries are large with a vibrant dark reddish-purple color.

You can learn more about Crimson Night Raspberries from Gurney’s.

You can buy Crimson Night raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Double Gold

This everbearing raspberry variety produces fruit that is both pinkish and orange-gold!  Double Gold is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Double Gold raspberry plant grows 5 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, making it larger than some of the other varieties on this list.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Double Gold raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer (July), and they produce fruit again in fall (from September to frost).  The berries are large with a dual pinkish and golden orange hue.

You can learn more about Double Gold Raspberries from Nourse Farms.

You can buy Double Gold raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Fall Gold

This everbearing raspberry variety produces fruit that is golden yellow!  Fall Gold is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

Fall Gold raspberry
Fall Gold is an everbearing raspberry variety with golden yellow fruit.
Image courtesy of user:
LGD12345 via:
Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.
wikimedia.org/wiki/File:
Fall_Gold_Raspberry.JPG

A Fall Gold raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Fall Gold raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer, and they produce fruit again in fall.  The berries are large with a golden yellow hue.

You can learn more about Fall Gold Raspberries from Monrovia.

You can buy Fall Gold raspberries from Gurney’s. 

Heritage

This everbearing raspberry variety produces bright red fruit.  Heritage is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Heritage raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with pink flowers.

Heritage raspberry plants bear fruit once in early summer (late June), and they produce fruit again in fall (heavy yield from September to frost).  The berries are large and bright red.

You can learn more about Heritage Raspberries from Stark Brothers.

You can buy Heritage raspberries from Gurney’s.

Joan J

This everbearing raspberry variety is also thornless, and it produces red fruit.  Joan J is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Joan J raspberry plant grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Joan J raspberry plants bear fruit once in the early summer, and they produce fruit again in the fall.  The berries are large, glossy red, and firm.

You can learn more about Joan J Raspberries from Stark Brothers.

You can buy Joan J raspberries from Burpee.

Niwot

This everbearing black raspberry variety produces dark purplish-black fruit.  Niwot is somewhat cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 8.

black raspberries
Niwot is a type of everbearing black raspberry that can grow 5 to 6 feet tall.

A Niwot raspberry plant grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Niwot raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer (mid-July), and they produce fruit again in fall (late August to September).  The berries are small and dark purplish or black.

You can learn more about Niwot Raspberries from Nourse Farms.

You can buy Niwot raspberries from Burpee.

Polana

This everbearing raspberry variety produces deep red fruit.  Polana is very cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.

Polana raspberries
Polana raspberries are everbearing, producing deep red fruit. They are very cold hardy and can survive to USDA Zone 3.
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Djomla85 via:
Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.
wikimedia.org/wiki/File:
Polana-malina.jpg

A Polana raspberry plant grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Polana raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer (mid-July), and they produce fruit again in fall (late August or early September to frost).  The berries are medium to large and have a deep red hue.

You can learn more about Polana Raspberries from Nature Hills.

You can buy Polana raspberries from Burpee.

Prelude

This everbearing raspberry variety produces deep red fruit.  Prelude is cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 to 8.

A Prelude raspberry plant grows 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Prelude raspberry plants bear fruit once in summer (July), and they produce fruit again in fall (from September to frost).  The berries are medium to large and have a deep red hue.

You can learn more about Prelude Raspberries from Gurney’s.

You can buy Prelude raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Sweet Repeat

This everbearing raspberry variety produces deep red fruit.  Sweet Repeat is somewhat cold hardy and able to grow in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 to 9.

A Sweet Repeat raspberry plant grows 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

The plant is self-pollinating with white flowers.

Sweet Repeat raspberry plants bear fruit once in early summer (June), and they produce fruit again in fall (from September to frost).  The berries are medium to large and have a deep red hue.

You can learn more about Sweet Repeat Raspberries from Gurney’s.

Are All Raspberries Everbearing?

Not all raspberries are everbearing.  Some raspberry varieties only bear fruit once, in the summer.

These summer-bearing raspberry varieties do not bear a second crop of fruit in the fall.

Are Boyne Raspberries Everbearing?

Boyne raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Boyne raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Boyne raspberry plants from Gurney’s.

Are Meeker Raspberries Everbearing?

Meeker raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Meeker raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Meeker raspberry plants from Gurney’s.

Are Willamette Raspberries Everbearing?

Willamette raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Willamette raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Willamette raspberry plants from Gurney’s.

Are Tulameen Raspberries Everbearing?

Tulameen raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Tulameen raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Tulameen raspberry plants from Raintree Nursery.

Are Heritage Raspberries Everbearing?

Heritage raspberries are everbearing, since they bear fruit once in the summer and again in the fall.

You can learn more about Heritage Raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Are Brandywine Raspberries Everbearing?

Brandywine raspberries are everbearing, since they bear fruit once in the summer and again in the fall.

You can learn more about Brandywine Raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Are Latham Raspberries Everbearing?

Latham raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Latham raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Latham raspberry plants from Gurney’s.

Are Canby Raspberries Everbearing?

Canby raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Canby raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Canby raspberry plants from Gurney’s.

Are Caroline Raspberries Everbearing?

Caroline raspberries are everbearing, since they bear fruit once in the summer and again in the fall.

You can learn more about Caroline raspberries from Stark Brothers.

Are Killarney Raspberries Everbearing?

Killarney raspberries are not everbearing, since they only bear fruit in the summer, not in fall.

Killarney raspberries are summer bearing.

You can learn more about Killarney raspberry plants from Stark Brothers.

Conclusion

Now you have a good list of everberaing raspberry varieties you can try growing.  You also have some information on where they grow, so you can choose varieties that work for your location.

You can learn about lots of thornless (or nearly thornless) raspberry varieties here.

You might also want to check out my article on all the different colors of raspberries that are available.

You can also learn about making tea with raspberry leaves and other garden herbs here.

Raspberries also work well in an edible garden – you can learn more here.

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~Jonathon

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