Raspberry - Bushel and Berry™ Shortcake®

Scientific Name: Rubus idaeus
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9.


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

2–3 ft

Mature Width:

2–3 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


2–3 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Late June / Early July

Year to Bear:

1-2 years


Self. For larger crop plant a second Shortcake to cross pollinate with it.
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The Bushel and Berry Raspberry Shortcake is a must-have for all berry lovers. Grow your berries close to your house in a container, as no trellis is needed to grow this plant. This revolutionary, thornless raspberry offers everyone a chance to enjoy raspberries like never before. Raspberry Shortcake is compact, with a rounded growth habit and thrives in a patio pot or in the landscape. Perfect for children and adults, this carefree nutritious raspberry requires no staking or big garden spaces. USDA Hardiness Zones: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
Raspberries grow best in full sun and in well-drained loam soil that is high in organic matter. If your soil is heavy or doesn’t drain well, we recommend planting in raised beds. Use a good quality garden soil composed of high organic matter or compost. Use lime if the soil ph is low. Avoid planting in an exposed windy area. Prepare the soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches and plant in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Set plants 28 to 30 inches apart in rows 8 to 10 feet apart or train up a trellis. The planting hole should be large enough to allow the entire root system to be covered. Spread the roots out and set each plant so that the uppermost roots will be covered with soil. Water the plants well at planting time and once more within the week. Continue weekly watering (unless it rains) until your new plants begin to grow. It is especially important to maintain consistent soil moisture while your raspberry plants are becoming established the first year.
They do best in enriched garden soil that is moisture-retentive but well-drained. Plant about 3 feet apart in the row, or train up a trellis. For best growth, cut back immediately after planting, to prevent the plant from setting fruit the first year. This will give you much stronger growth and better harvests in years to come. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring, when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm up.

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