Thornless Raspberries in a Pot!
With so many new fruit plant introductions, home-grown, edible gardening is not what it used to be. Who would have guessed that one day we could grow a shrubby, thornless raspberry (Rubus idaeus 'NR7'), in a pot‽ The day arrived for me yesterday, when I enjoyed planting this raspberry shrub into a container, where it will ultimately reach two to three feet tall and wide. I can’t wait to get my mouth around a couple of sweet, red raspberries. “Fruity-licious!”
The shrubby raspberry is from the Brazelberries™ collection from the breeders at Fall Creek Farm and Nursery. This new introduction gives everyone an opportunity to grow raspberries in small spaces, even containers. The best part about this plant is you don’t have to deal with thorns to grow it. This would be a great plant for a child’s garden or out on the deck where they can go pick and snack on the fruit’s sweet goodness. Plant a container of this plant for yourself so you can enjoy them too.
Another reason to grow this in a pot was not apparent until my Australian shepherd Kono marked his territory on my new container. The raspberry plant was high above his aim! Obviously, as I was photographing the shrub, he insisted on sitting next to it! To be clear, I could have made him move, but I couldn’t resist the photo op.