Home Grower's Library Fruit Library
Johnny's Raspberry Harvest Program

Johnny's

RASPBERRY
Harvest
Program

Raspberry Season Extension

Johnny's Fruit Harvesting Programs are designed to take the guesswork out of variety selection, allowing you to extend your raspberry harvest throughout the growing season.

Use our chart to choose varieties by harvest slot and key distinguishing features.

Please note that actual ripening times will vary depending upon your geolocation, microclimate, cultivation practices, and seasonal variations, among other factors.

Summer-Fruiting Varieties
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
July
August
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Very early Medium-large Red 4–8 Typically bears most of its fruit in mid June, followed by a smaller fall season harvest.
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
July
August
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Early midseason Medium Bright red 4–7 Hardy early midseason variety with good aroma and flavor.
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
July
August
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Midseason Large Glossy black 5–8 Fruit ripens uniformly for a concentrated harvest.
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
July
August
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Midseason Medium-large Red 3–8 Consistent yield, few thorns, improved winter hardiness.
Estimated Harvest Dates
June
July
August
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Late Midseason Large Red 4–7 Mid/late summer-bearing variety to help fill the harvest gap in late July to early August between standard early- and late-season varieties.
Everbearing / Fall-bearing Raspberries
Estimated Harvest Dates
August
September
October
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Late summer to early fall-bearing Medium-large Glossy red 3–8 Standard everbearing raspberry, helps fill the gap between summer- and fall-bearing varieties.
Estimated Harvest Dates
August
September
October
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Mid fall-bearing Medium-large Red 4–7 Full, intense flavor. Matures later than Polana, earlier than Anne.
Estimated Harvest Dates
August
September
October
Harvesting
Features
Fruiting Season Fruit Size Fruit Color Growing Zones Notes
Mid fall-bearing Large Pale yellow 4–7 Known for excellent, very sweet flavor.