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 $34.65
25 $164.85
150 $468.30
600 $1,354.50
1,000 $1,556.10

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!


Zone 5B. Could not rate high enough. On year three with these. The harvest off these is absolutely astonishing. When fruiting, my girls go out and pick every day. Fruit is medium to large berries and absolutely delicious. Extremely easy to care for. We get one smaller crop of 2nd year canes and then a massive crop off the new canes early fall. I feed twice a year with Trifecta+, and that’s about all I do. Could not be happier with the quality fruit and quantity. Plants were in better perfect shape when I got them and all grew and fruited first year. We froze around 12 gallons last year for over winter. Freeze just fine.

Home Grower
Zone 5

We planted 10 rows our first year to see what they were like. We were so impressed, we planted 11 more rows. They are extremely heat tolerant and the berries don't sunburn as much as the other varieties we have planted. They are completely thornless and very easy for upick customers to pick. They are consistent bearers and are very vigorous. We have to make sure our rows don't get too wide. I would recommend these to anyone!

Rocky Top Fruit Farm
Commercial Grower
Zone 5

Planted 5 varieties spring of in 2022 and these are our top pick for flavour as well as a heavy producer. We planted 20 of these and got about a quart pint per week the first year. Based on the growth this year I'm guessing it will be closer to 5 quarts per week.

Billy S
Home Grower
Zone 6

My family bought me 10 plants last year, 2021, for Mother’s Day. I was sold on the thornless variety after all the great reviews and how low maintenance this variety is. These raspberries have not disappointed! We had a very cold spring and a late start to summer in central MN. It is the first week of July and we have an abundance of large delicious raspberries on healthy plants. They are being eaten by the handfuls. We will definitely be expanding our Joan J raspberry beds so that we can eat them fresh and freeze them.

Home Grower
Zone 3

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

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.

Home Grower
Zone 7

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