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Raspberry, Heritage

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Everbearing raspberry for fall bearing with great color, flavor, firmness and freezing quality.

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Luscious flavor and heavy yields of juicy, sweet, red fruits. Space 3' apart in rows 6' apart. Plants produce berries on old canes in early summer and on new canes from August to frost. Vigorous and hardy. Self-pollinating. Grows best in full sun.
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Everbearing raspberry for fall bearing with great color, flavor, firmness and freezing quality.

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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

48-60 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-36 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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Fall Planted Fruits
Fall is an ideal time to plant fruit plants. Plants will establish strong root systems and get a jump on spring growth.
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  • Raspberries may be planted as bare root or potted plants.
  • Choose a well-drained, sunny location with no standing water. Prepare the soil before planting by mixing compost or other organic matter in with the soil. Work the soil deeply.
  • Space canes 3 feet apart in rows 6 feet apart. Dig each hole to twice the size of the root mass.
  • Plant black and purple varieties 100 feet away from red and yellow varieties.

Planting Bare Root Plants:

  • Before planting, trim very long or broken roots.
  • Cut back top growth to 6 inches.
  • Set roots 1-3 inches deeper than formerly grown.
  • Back fill with loose soil. Gently press soil in around the root ball. Transplants need good root-to-soil contact. Do not press too hard because that can cause soil compaction and root damage.
  • Gently water around the root ball to settle the soil and drive out air pockets.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are.
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.

Planting Potted Plants:

  • Set the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was growing in the pot.
  • Backfill the hole and press firmly around the base of the planting.
  • Water deeply. The water will seal off any air pockets around the root ball.
  • After planting be sure to mark the plants with plant labels so you know where they are and what varieties they are. 
  • Mulch with 2-3 inches of compost of pine needles to retain moisture and prohibit weed growth.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients. Control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Add mulch each year as needed.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2" of rain per week during the growing season. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • In the spring, before leaves sprout, apply a granular fertilizer such as Garden-tone following the instructions on the label. Most new growth will come from the plant’s crown under the soil. Plants use a lot of energy in spring when growth begins, so do not let plants dry out.
  • Remove all wild brambles near cultivated varieties to prevent virus diseases.
  • Pruning Standard Raspberries:
    • Do not prune the first year EXCEPT to remove dead, damaged or diseased wood.
    • Each spring select 5 or 6 of the most vigorous new canes and cut them back to 30 inches tall. All other canes can be removed.
    • Remove and destroy canes immediately after they fruit in their second summer. They will not bear again.
    • Add a summer topping to encourage side shoots off the canes to the pruning done in early spring and after harvest.  Pinch back 3-4 inches off shoots up to 2 inches tall.
    • Pruning Everbearing Raspberries:
      • Do not prune the first year EXCEPT to remove dead, damaged or diseased wood.
      • Each spring select 5 or 6 of the most vigorous new canes and cut them back to 30 inches tall.  All other NEW canes can be removed.
      • Do not remove last year’s fruiting canes- they will fruit again in early summer. Pinch back 3-4 inches off their lateral branches.
      • Expect new canes to fruit in the fall of their first year and in early summer of their second year.
      • Remove and destroy old canes immediately after their second fruit in early summer of their second year.  They will not bear again.
  • Monitor for Pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area. Click here to find your local branch.
  • Cane fruits may need support to help prevent against wind damage and make for easier harvest. Tie canes to wire that is strung parallel between two posts at either end of the row. 
  • Raspberries ripen on the plant at different times through the season in summer. Berries ripen quickly and are highly perishable. Pick frequently and discard berries that have rotted on the canes to prevent diseases.
  • Hold the berry carefully between your thumb and forefinger and pull. Berries are ripe when they are easily pulled from the core without getting squashed. At their ripest and sweetest, berries are plump and turn the deepest color, depending on the color of the variety.
  • Expect to harvest at least twice a week.
  • Keep berries in a shallow container, around 3 berries deep. Quickly cool berries in a refrigerator after picking. Properly stored, berries can keep for 3-7 days
  • Raspberries may be frozen or used for preserves.
Full Sun
48-60 inches
24-36 inches
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
Food Use
Edible Fruit, Pie, Sauce
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Raspberry, Heritage is rated 4.2222 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Resilient, Delicious Raspberry I planted these raspberries from dormant canes shipped to me at the pre-determined ship date by Burpee. I put them in the ground a few days after I received them and followed the planting directions very carefully. For a few weeks, they pretty much just looked like sticks stuck in the ground, but I waited patiently and watered them during the unusually dry spring we had. I had a handful of berries the first spring, but the plants stayed about 2 feet tall. Suddenly, in the middle of summer, new canes popped up out of the ground and took off! One of those canes became loaded down with fat, dark, berries that I am still picking now on Halloween! We have had two mild frosts here in east TN so far this fall, but I planted the berries against my garage so they were not affected. I still have many berries left to pick into early November. I look forward to seeing how many berries the vines produce next year!
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from small plant I was not expecting these to be so small... I was expecting something like a 6 inch pot but what I received was approximately a cup sized container- the plants are about 4-6 inches high. 2 of the 3 plants came in good condition. The 3rd was already turning brown, and the leaves fell off about a week later but they look like they are starting to come back. I will have to wait until next year to see if I get any fruit.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A delightful, delicious jewel! I planted 3 of these (bare root) in 2013, but 2014 was my first really productive year. I had a small crop in the late spring, but I had fresh berries every morning with my breakfast between mid-August, dwindling in October, and picking the very last in the first week of November.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heritage Raspberry While I did not get fruit the first year (as this was just shipped to me), the leaves came in perfect condition, the stem was strong and it transplanted well. I am looking forward to ripe, delicious berries in the years to come! Perfect packaging, fast shipping, beautiful plants!
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy producer We have planted these bushes and found them to be very hardy. THey even lsted through the tough winter of 2013. This year the berries are sweet and I love that I can pick in the summer and again in the fall. The flavor is so sweet that they hardly ever make it to the kitchen!
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Rootstock I received 5 of these and the rootstock of every plant was AWFUL. Often a single tiny thread of a root qualified as a "plant". To top it off, they arrived nearly dessicated. Needless to say, only two survived and even then they did extremely poorly. I was rather disappointed with Burpee on this one since it was their care, not the plant breed itself, that was the problem. At least they made good on their guarantee.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST RED RASPBERRY OUT THERE I bought, this raspberry in the raspberry collection along with two other types of raspberries and man I have to tell you that this raspberry is by far the best tasting raspberry and is also the most productive. It gets two crops, one small one on over-wintered canes in the late spring early summer, and then one huge crop is produced on canes from the current years growth from late summer all the way until the first frost. The neighbor's kids and friends are always up in our garden eating these absolutely delicious berries. These raspberry plants were also very easy to transplant with a 100% survival rate. I recommend this plant to anyone interested in planting raspberries in their garden.
Date published: 2009-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Raspberry I have had this variety for 3 years now and it is incredible. I started with two small little plants and now they have grown into a thick 12 foot long by 3 foot wide hedge. They try to grow farther and the only thing that is keeping them from spreading everywhere is the lawn mower. These raspberry canes just won't stop! In the late fall or early spring I cut the canes back to the ground on 2/3s of the row (woody canes are the ones to cut down). By July I start to get the first small crop, and then by the end of August/beginning of September the fall crop is getting started and I am picking at least 6 cups of raspberries every other day until frost finally wrecks the berries. The yield is so high I give them away and still have berries rotting on the canes (from only 12 feet of row). The only disease issue I have had is some minor cane blight which is my fault for not keeping up with thinning them as well as I should, but they are so abundant it's hard to keep up with them. The berries are nicely flavored and sweet.
Date published: 2008-07-08
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