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Raspberry, Red Raspberry, European Raspberry 'Heritage'

Rubus idaeus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Species: idaeus (eye-DAY-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Heritage


Edible Fruits and Nuts

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring



Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California

Meridian, Idaho

Dry Ridge, Kentucky

Lewisburg, Kentucky

Cumberland, Maryland

Danvers, Massachusetts

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Port Sanilac, Michigan

Sterling Heights, Michigan

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Elba, New York

Greenlawn, New York

Tillamook, Oregon

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

American Fork, Utah

Marion, Virginia

Midlothian, Virginia

Lakewood, Washington

Bangor, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 24, 2014, WeezyG from Brainerd, MN wrote:

I wouldn't really recommend this raspberry for Minnesota - at least not north of the Twin Cities area. We got loads of berries but it freezes too early here - before they have a chance to ripen. Breaks my heart every year! I ended up pulling them out and replacing them with Killarney raspberries which do much better for me here.


On May 17, 2008, dancingbear27 from Elba, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This raspberry seems to thrive on neglect! I started with only 12 plants and now have well over 100 in about 4 years. I have not have had any trouble with disease. It has produced even in the driest of summers without much extra water. Nice large tasty berries all summer long until frost. My only negative comment is to be careful where to plant it because it is a vigorous grower and will take over other beds if they are close by sending shoots underground.


On Jan 28, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Heritage' is a pretty good berry. The best berries come in the late summer, and they produce more of them if they are cut back in late fall to early spring. They are a bit heavy on seeds. This variety does not particularly need to be staked.


On Mar 29, 2005, kerry_in_ky from Dry Ridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very easy to grow, likes to be kept moist which is accomplished with mulch here. Good flavor, harvest was from mid-August till first good frost.


On Dec 31, 2004, rubus from vancouver
Canada wrote:

If you live on the west coast like me (Vancouver, B. C.) this is not the best choice. I have grown this variety and find that its flavour is far surpassed by Autumn Bliss. I don't recommend it.


On Sep 28, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

One of the most popular everbearing varieties. Can be cultivated for spring and fall crops, especially in the north. Needs no staking if pruned heavily (mowed to the ground) each spring. Grows in zones 3 - 9.