Raspberry Shortcake

For the first time ever, whether you have an urban balcony or a country estate, you can savor the experience of fresh raspberries from your very own plants.

Item #2249.
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USDA ZONES: 4-9 Outdoors
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Raspberry Shortcake is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.


Rubus idaeus

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.
Fruit Color:
May - June
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6
Tree Size:

2' - 3' tall, dense mounded

Years to Bear:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
Primary USDA Zone Range:
4 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
Chill Hours:
700 - 800
Size & Spacing

2' - 3' tall, dense mounded

Plant 3' apart

Planting & Care

Baby Cakes blackberry perform best in a fairly neutral soil with a pH of 6.5-7.5. The soil and location should be well-drained and in full sun. In regions with extreme heat, this variety will perform best in afternoon shade protected from excessive heat. All of the varieties in the Bushel and Berry collection will thrive in patio pots, edible gardens or in the landscape for years of enjoyment. We recommend planting in a large pot as big as 24 to 36-inches, and up to a half-whiskey barrel. Remember, this is a cane berry that will continue to grow shoots which will eventually fill the pot. Baby Cakes blackberry requires little winter maintenance and usually can be left outside. In cases of harsh winter weather, insulating the plant or moving the pot to an unheated garage is a good idea. While storing the plants inside, make sure to keep the soil moist but not soaked.

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