Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™
Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™

Bushel and Berry™ Raspberry Shortcake™

SKU: S4721
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Red Raspberry
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 2-3' Spacing: 2'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
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Product Details

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We are pleased to offer this dwarf Raspberry variety with full-size berries. Plants thrive in containers as well as in your garden and require no staking. The carefree, compact shape means no big garden spaces are required. You'll love harvesting the delicious sweet berries right from your patio. Plus there are no thorns to get in your way. This dwarf red Raspberry sends out lots of new canes each spring that produce more midseason fruit every year. Raspberry Shortcake™ grows to a height of 3', making it perfect for compact spaces and container gardening. Plants are self-pollinating. 'NR7' PP 22,141

Formerly known as BrazelBerries®, these self-pollinating varieties fare as well in containers as in the ground. The berries are anything but dwarf, and once the plants are established, they will fruit reliably for years.

Growing Bushel and Berry™ Raspberries in containers:

Bushel and Berry™ are dwarf Raspberry plants that require no trellising or staking. Upon arrival, replant in a 12–16″ container using good-quality potting soil. Place the container outdoors in full sun for the growing season. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20–24″ diameter container. Your plant will start producing more fruit in the second year.

Fertilizing. Fertilize your plants in early spring and again in midsummer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 18-18-18).

Pruning. Simply let your plant go dormant in the winter. In early spring, you should start to see new green sprouts coming up from both soil and on some of the old canes. The sprouts from the ground will become canes that will fruit the following year. Old canes with new growth emerging should fruit this year. Leave all the new shoots from the ground and old canes that have green leaves emerging. Cut all the dead canes with no new growth at ground level.

Wintering over. In colder climates (Zone 5), you can overwinter plants in their containers by storing them in a sheltered, unheated area such as a garage or shed once the leaves drop in fall. Be certain the soil is moist when the plant is brought under cover, and water very sparingly during the winter. Once every 6 weeks is generally sufficient. The intent is for the plant to go as dormant as possible. In spring, bring them outside when temperatures remain above 25°F and place in full sun.

In warmer climates where freeze-thaw cycles occur, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.

Growing Bushel and Berry™ Rasberries in the ground:

Choose a location in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun each day) with rich, well-drained soil, and then dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant's root ball. Gently remove the plant from its pot and place into the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Then push soil back into the hole around the plant and press firmly with your hands to eliminate air pockets and establish good soil contact. A gentle but thorough watering will further settle the soil around the plant.

Raspberries need at least 1” of water per week, especially during the first season after planting. If the amount of rainfall is less than this, water deeply at the base of the plants once a week. Keep moisture off the leaves to discourage disease. Fertilize the plants 4–6 weeks after planting, with a timed-release fertilizer. In subsequent years, fertilize in early spring and again in early July. Adding 1–2” of compost or well-rotted manure as a side dressing around each plant in spring will improve the soil's texture and add nutrients.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Reviews

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So far, so good!

Newbie Urban Gardener from Queens, NY

It's Monday and I received my plant on Friday. It was a busy weekend and I didn't have my pot and soil ready in time so my little Shortcake sat in the shipping container for a few days. It arrived fast and in great shape- already had leaves and a few berries on it. I put it outside in the shipping pot to give it some sun and 1-2 of my 7 berries are already turning red! I repotted it last night in an 18" pot and it's competing for sun on my small terrace at my co-op. I see some brown on some leaf edges (only a few) but in reviewing my pics of the plant upon arrival they weren't that way when I got it. Maybe I waited too long to re-pot or it just needs some time to adjust but I think since 97% of the plant looks healthy it'll be OK. I'm just SO excited that a product like this exists- perfect for those who don't have a garden to plant in- and those with kids and pets who can't be near thorns! I thought I'd have to wait until we purchased a house before I could have fresh raspberries grown at home!! Finding the fertilizer seems to be hard- I was given something else at my local nursery but it's 7-4-2- made for fruit trees- I opened it then got nervous and didn't use it. I'll be reseraching that next.

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Plants died before fall!

Tomboy from NW Ohio

These plants did not look healthy when they arrived, but they were planted in containers as directed. They immediately drooped, lost leaves and were soon dead. They were kept in a moderately bright location and were kept watered as directed. They just were not healthy when they arrived.

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Off to a great start!

OrgHomeGardner from Nort Texas

I received two of these plants about three weeks ago, and planted according to directions. After three weeks, they are covered in leaves and flowers!!! I did not anticipate flowers or berries the first year, but it looks like I very well might get a few berries anyway. Extremely easy to maintain, they have tolerated the spring extremes in North Texas weather, including some hail. Can't wait to watch these beauties grow!

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3 raspberries all summer long??

Lee from Princeton, NJ

I'd give this plant a -1 if I could. Seriously, 3 raspberries? Do not buy this plant if you're hoping to eat raspberries during the summer. It's still alive, still green, but that's about all I can say about it.

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Pretty bush but few berries

Coastal girl from Bandon, OR

I received this bush last Spring and planted it in a pot on my front porch. It really grew fast and bushed out nicely, but I only got about 12 berries total. Not sure if it's because it needs another season to mature, but so far I'm disappointed. The berries were very bland tasting.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Growing Bushel and Berry™ Raspberries in containers:

Bushel and Berry™ are dwarf Raspberry plants that require no trellising or staking. Upon arrival, replant in a 12–16″ container using good-quality potting soil. Place the container outdoors in full sun for the growing season. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20–24″ diameter container. Your plant will start producing more fruit in the second year.

Fertilizing. Fertilize your plants in early spring and again in midsummer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 18-18-18).

Pruning. Simply let your plant go dormant in the winter. In early spring, you should start to see new green sprouts coming up from both soil and on some of the old canes. The sprouts from the ground will become canes that will fruit the following year. Old canes with new growth emerging should fruit this year. Leave all the new shoots from the ground and old canes that have green leaves emerging. Cut all the dead canes with no new growth at ground level.

Wintering over. In colder climates (Zone 5), you can overwinter plants in their containers by storing them in a sheltered, unheated area such as a garage or shed once the leaves drop in fall. Be certain the soil is moist when the plant is brought under cover, and water very sparingly during the winter. Once every 6 weeks is generally sufficient. The intent is for the plant to go as dormant as possible. In spring, bring them outside when temperatures remain above 25°F and place in full sun.

In warmer climates where freeze-thaw cycles occur, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.

Growing Bushel and Berry™ Rasberries in the ground:

Choose a location in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sun each day) with rich, well-drained soil, and then dig a hole that will generously accommodate the plant's root ball. Gently remove the plant from its pot and place into the hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil. Then push soil back into the hole around the plant and press firmly with your hands to eliminate air pockets and establish good soil contact. A gentle but thorough watering will further settle the soil around the plant.

Raspberries need at least 1” of water per week, especially during the first season after planting. If the amount of rainfall is less than this, water deeply at the base of the plants once a week. Keep moisture off the leaves to discourage disease. Fertilize the plants 4–6 weeks after planting, with a timed-release fertilizer. In subsequent years, fertilize in early spring and again in early July. Adding 1–2” of compost or well-rotted manure as a side dressing around each plant in spring will improve the soil's texture and add nutrients.

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