Joan J

Joan J Fall Bearing
Quantity Price
5 $24.00
25 $85.00
100 $243.00
200 $474.00
600 $996.00
1000+ $1,185.00
Add to cart

Plants ship between January - July, depending on zone.  Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

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
special features
We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for raspberry plants.
special features
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.
special features
Available Exclusively from Nourse Farms
special features
Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.
special features
This is what one raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.
special features
One of our Top Selling Bramble varieties!


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

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.

Commercial Grower
Zone 3

Bought these five years ago to go in my new garden. These grow great, with little care. The fruit is plentiful and delicious. It makes the best jam ever. Someday, when I have my 1 acre garden, I'll definitely plant more of these.

Home Grower
Zone 5

Started growing Joan J as a replacement for Caroline in 2009. Caroline did not perform well at my home West of Portland in Oregon. I chose Joan J after much research to find a berry that was tolerant of the Pacific Northwest wet climate. Joan J performed very well. Large flavorful berries, strong plant produced all summer and into the first fall frost. Started with 10 plants purchased from Norse Farms and very successfully grew them for 10 years. Berries were plentiful. My wife and would eat our fill and I would freeze 8 to 10 gallons of berries each year for making preserves. Our patch was 4' x 18'. We have moved to Eastern Washington and I have ordered Joan J to give them a try here.

Home Grower
Zone 8

Wow! Second season with these plants has been exceptional. We have harvested at least 10 gallons of berries from an order of 25 plants. They make excellent jam and also freeze well. Flavor is excellent. It's mid October here and we are expecting a freeze tonight. There are still lots of berries yet to ripen so we will probably lose some. We plan to try to double crop some of them next season. They need trellised do to the weight and abundance of berries.

E. Morgan
Home Grower
Zone 6

We planted 25 Joan J raspberry plants last spring and they have been awesome! We have a hard time with plants in our high desert zone 4, with a short growing season and terrible clay soils. I had read a review that said these were very adaptable to poor soil and cold hardy and I have not been disappointed! They put on a good harvest their first fall, and right now we're at the end of our second harvest and they have even more than last year. I was even able to make some freezer jam this fall. We love that this variety is thornless and that they are so hardy. We will be ordering more! I've ordered from Nourse a few times and they always deliver top quality plants.

Home Grower
Zone 4

These are wonderful raspberries - 10 out of 10 plantings thrived after May planting and strong growth the first year.

Kris A.
Home Grower
Zone 6

I have had my Joan J canes for about 4 years. They have been excellent. I live in a zone 3-4 at a 6,000 foot elevation, and use a high tunnel. I generally have excellent production from July through the end of September. I have never had any issues with winter killing. The berry quality is fabulous for most of the season, but starts to wane by September. My patch is small (2'x25') and we still harvest about a gallon every other day for about 3 months. I attribute the long harvest to continual growing of new canes throughout the season.

Home Grower
Zone 4

Write a review

Plant Placement made simple yet elegant...

Incorporate berry plants into your garden design!  Add interest and grow beautiful, colorful fruit with great health benefits!