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Raspberry, Joan J

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Thornless plants produce extremely heavy yields.

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Berry early, berry productive. This, the earliest thornless fall-fruiting red raspberry, is a super yielder. Joan J's easy-picking, large, firm berries are exceptionally delicious. Best to mow off spring canes to increase fall harvest. US Plant Patent #18954.
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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.

4-8

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.

60-72 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.

Perennial

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

Bush

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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.
Zone
4-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
60-72 inches
Spread
24-36 inches
Life Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Bush
Food Use
Edible Fruit
Genus
Rubus
Ornamental Use
Beds
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Raspberry, Joan J is rated 4.125 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Vigorous! I planted 5 plants when they arrived from Burpee, and it didn't take much time before all were sprouting. I was surprised at the length of the roots, and having missed the advice to trim very long roots, planted them with the roots laid out in a trough, burying them about 4 inches deep. They took a hit from the deer that slowed down their growth, but by the end of June, after putting up scare tape to stop the deer, I've already tasted a few, delicious "teaser" berries, and the roots are sending up new plants all along the root masses. Can't wait until fall to see just how many berries I get! So far, so great!
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Growth! Got these in March and they looked like sticks with roots. lol Planted them and added compost, watered now and then and they have taken off. It is now only 2 1/2 months and they are looking GREAT! Am very pleased.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some nice, more not so nice Bought these for a grandchildren picking garden. Two were size of Caroline, but three were so weak and small I was surprised Burpee sent these. I know I'm basically buying roots, but the root mass matched the lack of quality of canes. I've potted the 3 runs to see if they'll break dormancy and be worth adding to the bed. Still waiting Aprox 8 weeks...
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOA Bought 5 "plants". Got 3 plants and then a handful of tiny twigs. So far only 1 of the plants and sprouted anything. The others all appear to be dead on arrival.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful raspberries!!! They have grown so fast and first season I've gotten enough to make some wonderful jam! Great great GREAT raspberries!
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Raspberry I planted nine canes early spring 2014. It appeared that were not doing much until mid-summer then they took off and produced a bumper crop of large beautiful favored berries. I have had a lot of of raspberries but decided to try these when we moved into a new home. I wouldn't go back to any other kind. Waiting to see what happens this coming spring. I am not sure but I think that you cut the spring canes that produce from the previous fall canes. New canes produced latter in the fall. We will see - we love the berries that produced for several weeks.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing raspberry! I highly recommend this raspberry! We chose a thornless variety for the kids, but it's also really nice for me to not get stuck while harvesting. I can't believe how many raspberries we have harvested in only the first year. As far as I'm concerned, these plants have already paid for themselves. I've made a few pints of jam and a pie, and I can't even tell you how many we've eaten fresh. Amazing!
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Rasperry! Bought these plants from Burpee early spring. Got them in the ground very late spring. Paid them no mind except to weed whack one. That's when I realized they were already sending up berries, much to my surprise. And then they continued to do so. Today is the end of the first week of September and they are still producing large and wonderfully juicy berries. I highly recommend this variety and give kudos to Burpee for sending such healthy plants.
Date published: 2014-09-07
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