Joan J Raspberry Plants

Joan J

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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

This high-yielding, thornless, early primocane raspberry variety has been a good performer for our growers. One report indicates that Joan J out-yielded Autumn Bliss by more than 30! The fruit is large and holds its size well. Berries are firm, easy picking (they release well) with small drupelets and good flavor. The fruit will hold and ship well, as it is dry. Highly recommended for planting when early fruit is required.  If used to produce a double crop, the summer crop will fruit at around the same time as Nova.

U.S. Plant Patent #18,954. Canadian PBR #3881. (Joan Squire x Terri-Louise)

Berry Color: Red
Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 4 - 8
Firmness: Firm
Freezing Quality: Excellent
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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This is what one raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.
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One of our Top Selling Bramble varieties!

Reviews

These are my favorite raspberries ever. I originally bought them in 2015 and I would love to have them at my new house. They tasted like cotton candy to me.

Matt H
Home Grower
Zone 5
06/03/2022

I got 5 Joan J last year and they loved Northern VA Clay soil. It took off and gave me a small crop last fall. I am amazed at the crop today June 2nd. The tip of the new growth is starting to fruit as well. It is completely thornless and taste great.

Kenny
Home Grower
Zone 7
06/03/2022

Over the last 6 years, I had bought some Joan J plants to "play" with. I really thought they did well in these small areas.
In spring of 2020 ended up planting 60 feet of Joan J (40 plants), 15 ft of Heritage (10 plant), and 15 feet of Double Gold (10 plants) in my neighbor's garden. The first summer, the Joan J produce a tiny crop (I expected nothing as it is an establishment year). But this year, 2021, my second year. The Joan J kicked butt !!
The Joan J started production in mid August and were full on 7-10 days later (Chicago suburbs, zone 5). Heavy production, beautiful berries, great tasting and easy to harvest because of spineless canes. Healthy plants and berries. Large berries, beautiful color, very good taste, and heavy harvest over 3 weeks. I watered all the raspberries using a soaker hose. (note: My small experimental patches didn't get much added water. I had no idea the Joan J could do that much better with regular irrigation.) Anyway, I really want to dump the Double Gold and Heritage (see my review of those - hint, it's not favorable.) One of the specialist at Norse told me to give them a year or two more to see if they come around .... which he says might happen. Pretty stark difference between the three varieties.. I would give Joan J 9+/10. I would give Heritage 5-6/10, Double Gold 4-5/10

Jeff
Home Grower
Zone 5
11/19/2021

I planted 5 plants in late may and I was picking beautiful large dellicious berries in late July. Now in late August, the plants are LOADED with these amazing berries. I have heritage raspberries also and the Joan J's are outperforming.

Rory
Home Grower
Zone 7
08/31/2021

the Raspberry plants I ordered came the roots were so full and every plant had a new sprout love the Agri-gell that I got. will order more will never plant a plant without using this gel THANK YOU !

susan z
Home Grower
Zone 4
05/12/2021

We planted Joan J several years ago as an additional thornless variety to Canby and Mammoth Red for selling and home use. They have surpassed the other two varieties in production,flavour and cold hardiness easily. Large flavourful berries that are easy to pick and really excellent for u-pick. The new growth can be a bit scratchy,but never any actual thorns. We regularly get down to -40 here and we've had almost no losses with Joan J. I'm more than happy with this thornless variety. They do sucker alot after the first 2-3 years so keeping rows clean can be a bit of pain,but well worth it. I would recommend Joan J to anyone.

Dee
Commercial Grower
Zone 3
03/17/2021

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