Royalty Raspberry Plants


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Quantity Price
5 $36.75
25 $165.90
100 $433.65
600 $2,155.65
1,000 $2,816.10

The Geneva Experiment Station in Geneva, New York released this raspberry variety in 1982. The most popular purple raspberry variety today, Royalty is very productive. The canes are thorny and long. The fruit is large, of high quality, and is the sweetest of all the purple raspberries. Good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies. Royalty can be picked slightly immature as a firm red berry. Eludes spring frost damage, as it is a late-season variety. It has multiple insect resistances, including immunity to raspberry aphid, which should help to extend the productive life of the planting.

Berry Color: Purple
Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 4 - 8
Firmness: Moderate
Freezing Quality: Good
Winter Hardy: Good
Ships as: Plug Plant
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This Summer Bearing Raspberry Plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
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We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for raspberry plants.
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This is what one purple raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.


I planted 5 royalty purple plants. They are the most aggressive raspberry plants I have ever seen. They literally choke out most weeds. They are a heavy producer of large berries. They seem to tolerate some Japanese beetle infestation. Actually the Japanese Beetles do not seem to like the purple raspberries as well as they do my red and yellow raspberries. My only complaint with the purple raspberry is the flavor is kind of bland. It’s not very sweet at all. If it wasn’t for the lack of flavor this variety would be a huge success. It is by far the easiest raspberry plant to grow, with minimal care.

Home Grower
Zone 6

Planted these last yea. The plugs arrived in great shape and took off right away. This year, the plants are very strong and beautiful in my opinion and quite distinct looking from other varieties we grow. Unfortunately I am not at all a fan of the flavour as they seem to be significantly lacking in sugars. I've tried them at all stages - red is best but the flavour really declines as they get closer to purple. We are growing them alongside Joan J, Polka, Double Gold and Bristol and these are by far the least sweet. Might be ok in a jam but for me not at all an eating berry.

Billy S
Home Grower
Zone 6

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