With hundreds of new plant varieties each year, it's easy to get excited. But this year we were especially impressed with Raspberry Shortcake raspberry. This disease-resistant dwarf raspberry doesn't require staking and the canes are completely thornless, making harvesting the red, juicy berries a snap. And because Raspberry Shortcake grows only 3 feet tall, it's ideal for tight spaces or container gardens. The plants are self-pollinating, so even if you grow just one plant, you'll still get a harvest.
Name: Raspberry Shortcake raspberry
Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil
Season of Harvest: Mid- to late summer
Available from Seed: No
Source: Buy it now from White Flower Farm.