Himbo-Top™ Raspberry Plants


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Plants ship between January - July.   Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Quantity Price
5 $33.00
25 $157.00
150 $446.00
600 $1,290.00
1,000 $1,482.00

Himbo-Top™, a primocane red raspberry variety introduced in 2008, has demonstrated high tolerance to Phytophthora root rot disease. This variety produces extremely large, firm, bright red fruit that does not darken. Berries have good flavor, are conic shaped, have small, well constructed drupelets and are easy to pick. For best results in commercial production, we recommend closely managing your cultural practices, especially water and plant density. This variety is extremely vigorous and will require less fertilizer. It ripens a few days later than Autumn Bliss. We feel it has the potential to be the most productive of any variety we offer today. 

U.S. Plant Patent #19,512 (Plants of the RAFZAQU Variety)

Berry Color: Red
Berry Size: Very large
Best in Zones: 4 - 8
Firmness: Firm
Freezing Quality: Good
Winter Hardy: Good
Ships as: Bare Root
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We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for raspberry plants.
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This Fall Bearing Raspberry Plant bears some fruit the first fall of planting year, and either summers or falls after that depending on how it is managed.
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Available Exclusively from Nourse Farms
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Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.
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A signed non-propagation agreement will be required for orders of 250 plants or more.
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This is what one raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.


Now these are what we call raspberry rootstock. Not dried up stems and roots like from many other companies. I ordered 30 this variety and hopefully they will grow in Eastern Kentucky. Our soil is mostly acidic ranging from 2.0 to 5.0 and I will have to do some work to get the PH a little higher in the garden. Plants were well packed and all alive with massive root system on some. No dried up canes and roots, only the best from Norse. This is my first time order from the company and I am well happy with it. I have a couple more orders with them and they do ship on a timely matter as selected in check out. Would recommend this company to anyone wanting the best raspberry root stock.

Duane T
Home Grower
Zone 6

We planted 61 plants in the Spring of 2020. They grew immensely, towering over 7 feet tall tied on the green plastic/metal poles from Lowes. We harvested over 200 pounds of berries over the summer through the first hard freeze. None better. Lots of bees in them as well. We cut the old canes to the ground in the Spring of 2021, and we have much greater growth than last year. Looking forward to harvesting more this year.

Donald U Hartman
Home Grower
Zone 5

Planted a dozen canes two years ago in the spaces between my Heritage canes. They grew well and yielded very large fruit that remained pickable better than Heritage which in my garden tends to fully ripen and drop. I I harvest only a Fall crop, the canes being cut to the ground in January.

Home Grower
Zone 6

We had planted both Himbo and Heritage plants last year. The Heritage plants started growing very strongly early in the season with beautiful stems and foliage. The Himbo were reluctant to the point i was concerned that they had failed overwinter, but then they all started growing about two weeks later and soon made up for the later start. We had a small summer crop on these second year vines and a much better fall crop starting in late September well into November. They continued to produce even after light frosts right up to Veterans Day when we got a hard freeze. We love the Himbo fruit especially and will plant more next spring!

Bruce F
Home Grower
Zone 6

I planted five of these in Spring of 2019 without a belief that i would get any berries in the first year. I have now picked three pints of the most delicious berries by mid-September and there are still more to pick. The grandchildren love these raspberries and fight to get to pick them.

James T
Home Grower
Zone 7

Planted Himbo Top in April this year and have been getting a fair number of berries from two of the plants starting early August. Others have developed flowers and green fruit so I expect these for a fall crop. Didn't expect any berries so soon from bare root plants! Plants are growing well and are healthy in this very wet record breaking summer.

Bruce F
Home Grower
Zone 6

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