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Fall Gold Raspberry

Rubus 'Fall Gold'

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Fall Gold Raspberry (Rubus 'Fall Gold') at Moana Nursery

Fall Gold Raspberry fruit

Fall Gold Raspberry fruit

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Group/Class:  Primocane - Fall Bearing

Description:

A yellow-gold raspberry that is extremely sweet, similar to red raspberries in all respects but color; raspberries are quite shrubby looking and require careful placement in the landscape, a specific pruning regimen and protection from birds

Edible Qualities

Fall Gold Raspberry is a small shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces large gold heart-shaped berries with yellow overtones which are usually ready for picking from late spring to early fall. The berries have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The berries are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Preserves

Features & Attributes

Fall Gold Raspberry has green foliage throughout the season. The fuzzy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It features an abundance of magnificent gold berries with yellow overtones from mid summer to early fall.

This is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep. Each spring, cut back all dead and two-year old canes to the ground, leaving only last year's growth standing. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering
  • Spiny

Aside from its primary use as an edible, Fall Gold Raspberry is sutiable for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Planting & Growing

Fall Gold Raspberry will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub may not always play well with others; as such, it is best grown in its own designated garden space or isolated area of an edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Naturalizing  Orchard 
Applications
Fruit  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.