Josephine Fall Bearing Raspberry Plants
Plant ordering is closed for the 2019 season.
Quantity Price
5 $19.25
10 $29.50
25 $56.50
100 $198.00
500 $664.00
1000+ $1,008.00

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

A late season primocane variety, Josephine raspberry was released from the cooperative breeding program of MD, NJ, VA and WI, Josephine extends the harvest season after Heritage. According to our growers, this variety is vigorous and produces very large fruit with excellent flavor. Adapted for the Mid Atlantic region and for areas with an extended growing season, including the West Coast.  

U.S Plant Patent #12,173

Berry Color: Red
Berry Size: Very large
Best in Zones: 5 - 7
Firmness: Firm
Flavor: Excellent
Freezing Quality: Good
Winter Hardy: Fair
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
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 1000 plants or more.


Hello , josephine raspberry did good last year in Ga. , here it is 2018 I have new plants coming up from the last old cane josephine that produce last year and new canes are productive grower nice strong green canes I 'm looking forward to picking raspberries this summer . Thanks Nourse Farms.

Home Grower
Zone 7

I planted in early April and the plants have surpassed my expectations. The plants are very vigorous and the size and flavor are amazing.

pat s.
Home Grower
Zone 7

Hello , josephine raspberries has did me very well this year , the berries are still producing in august going on to the fall, we have made red raspberries preserve from this variety , yes I would buy again.

Michelle P
Home Grower
Zone 7

Boise, Idaho is not a great climate to grow raspberries in being a high desert climat with heat up to 104 in the summer. I’ve tried 12 different varietiies mostly from Nourse and the Josephines consistently weather the heat the best producing large beautiful berries. If the temperature goes above 90 most varieties start to turn into raspberry raisins on the vine with sun scald. The Josephines weather the best by far and are more resistant to sun scald because the berries are mostly shaded by leaves above. If you grow berries in hot climates you need to have them shaded by mid afternoon from the hot sun. All my Josephine plants have grown from bare root. Nourse Farms is great. Glenn

Glenn M
Home Grower
Zone 6

We planted 50 Josophine 4 years ago. Here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, they bear from mid August until frost. It is worthy to mention that the firmness of this berry holds better against spotted winged drosophila compared to Himbo Top planted at the same time.

Darrell H
Home Grower

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