Raspberry, Red Raspberry, European Raspberry 'Autumn Britten'

Rubus idaeus

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


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


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Colville, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 23, 2011, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I knew nothing about this variety, and purchased it simply because it was the variety 'Home Depot' offered. Second year it sent up 6 canes, and we are picking fall raspberries from them now (Early Sept. on). The tips flowered, and each axil back from the tip is putting out flowers and fruit. The fruit is very good. It has a tang like a wild raspberry; not just sweet/sugary like many cultivated raspberries. From that one plant planted a year ago we're getting enough berries for cereal for three every morning! It seems to be doing a bit better than the 'Heritage' plant put in at the same time.


On Aug 14, 2010, diamondjfarms from Needville, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Apparently this variety can handle hot southern summers (down to zone 9) much like 'Dinkum'. It is also an erect early everbearing red raspberry-no trellis needed-very productive, ripens before caroline-ripens a month before heritage bearing from august through fall-very large very firm flavorful red berries. It is also rated the best raspberry for the upper mid-west as it is cold hardy as well as being tolerant to heat for us southern growers.