Caroline Raspberry Plants


Quantity Price
5 $31.50
25 $150.15
150 $417.90
600 $1,210.65
1,000 $1,390.20

Caroline raspberry has a larger berry than Heritage and is more productive, with a rich, full, and intense raspberry flavor. It is a very vigorous variety, with more tolerance for root rot than Heritage. The farther south you grow it, the earlier it will ripen. Caroline is widely adapted, growing everywhere from the East Coast to the West Coast. This variety does not tolerate high heat and drought. 


Berry Color: Red
Berry Size: Med/Lg
Best in Zones: 4 - 7
Firmness: Moderate
Freezing Quality: Good
Winter Hardy: Excellent
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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Contains high levels of Nutraceuticals, a substance providing a healthy benefit to the human body!
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A signed non-propagation agreement will be required for orders of 1000 plants or more.
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This is what one raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.


Caroline is a delicious, highly productive red raspberry!
Caroline was patented when it was new - issued in 1998. This patent is expired. Anyone is free to propagate this plant.

Home Grower
Zone 6

These are the best raspberries I have found. Taste is my main criteria, but fruitfulness is important. Lauren tasted as good/maybe better. However, it didn't fruit well and died out. I originally bought 5 of these, 10 more last year and 10 more this year. I am replacing the lower quality varieties with Caroline. These produce large plants with large, very tasty berries - great raspberry flavor. I plan to make raspberry wine from my large harvest.

Home Grower
Zone 5

I bought five of these Caroline raspberry plants from this company back in 2011. Now it's 2022 and I still have the offspring from the original Caroline raspberries. The canes live for many years. Every year I get an enormous crop of berries which I share with family and friends. I live in Lincolnton, North Carolina near Charlotte and they do extremely well in this climate. When it gets extremely hot and dry you will need to water them just like any plant. If you don't some will die and even when I do water them when it gets extremely hot and dry some do die but they always replenish themselves with plenty more the next year. I grow these in garden beds made of cedar wood with half top soil, half compost and I add several bags of cow manure and crushef up leaves every year to replenish the soil. They are super easy to grow and for the most part low maintenance. Compared to store varieties they have a ton of flavor to the point the raspberries at the store taste like water. I continuously harvest these from summer all the way to frost which is normally anywhere from October to November in my climate. I highly recommend this variety and if grown properly you will have berries for many years to come..

Home Grower
Zone 7

planted 25 plants in spring of 2021 picked 10 gallons in the fall

david webb
Commercial Grower
Zone 6

Amazing berries!! This was our first real fall harvest and as of today, our 25 original canes have given us 14 quarts of the biggest, tastiest raspberries ever!! What a treat to have fresh berries in zone 3 almost to Halloween!

Kasey T.
Home Grower
Zone 3

I have grown Double Gold and Prelude in the past and decided to try Caroline this year (2021). Since I had to build new beds for these I selected the latest shipping date. They had a slow growth start, but really took off in late August. I was not expecting much of a harvest from my past experience with my other plants, but Wow! This first year I have been harvesting large hand-fulls of berries every 2 days in late September through October! Berries are large, great tasting, and are the sweetest of my varieties. Great for eating right off the cane (none of my berries every make it into the house, lol)!
Other thoughts... there are a lot of sharp little prickers. Normally they are not a problem for me, but I may get gloves to harvest berries from these canes. Japanese beetles Loved munching on the leaves, but Caroline didn't care. They continued to grow and produce vigorously despite the pests.
I am excited to see how they will do next season.

Home Grower
Zone 4

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