Nantahala Raspberry

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Nantahala Red Primocane (Patent #20689). Late season Raspberry cultivar ripening to follow ‘Heritage’. The fruit is large. Fruit is firm, very attractive, uniform, and conical to ovate. Consistent yields. The variety is Nantahala, a late-ripening raspberry with a highly attractive red color and superior flavor that was recently released by North Carolina State University. Nantahala` is a new and distinct variety of raspberry for fresh market production. `Nantahala` berry is larger and firmer than `Heritage` an industry standard. ‘Nantahala` ripens later than most primocane fruiting cultivars and is recommended for the mountain regions of North Carolina and adjacent states with high elevation. In sensory evaluation panels, `Nantahala` was rated as good or better than `Caroline`, `Heritage`, and a store-bought cultivar from California. In the Cherokee language, `Nantahala` means "land of the midday sun." North Carolina Nantahala can be harvested later in the season than other industry standard primocane-fruiting varieties. Nantahala will play its biggest role on farms in the higher elevation areas of North Carolina and adjacent states. It is “primocane” in fruiting habit, which means it will produce a crop in the fall. The berries are large, she says. In University testing, Nantahala's flavor, texture, and seediness were rated as good as or better than three other raspberry varieties. The color and shape of Nantahala were rated superior. Nantahala production won’t be limited to North Carolina. Nantahala means “land of the midday sun” in Cherokee.

Zones: 6-10

Size: 12 cm pot.


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3 Reviews

  • 5

    Nantahala Raspberry

    Posted by Deborah Merchant on 15th Feb 2024

    The plant arrived quickly and was in great shape. I planted it same day, and look forward to eating the raspberries!

  • 4

    Looks like a good Raspberry for zone 10

    Posted by Humberto on 25th Oct 2022

    I got this one because I hear it performs well in zone 10 and it’s tastier and larger than the reliable Heritage. It came with scale and I brushed them off with a toothbrush- not a big deal. It looks like it will be fine.

  • 5


    Posted by J from Missouri on 1st Jul 2021

    This berry was recommended to me by BU, and because their advice has never failed me, I am now in receipt of a beautiful baby Nantahala. She 8s in perfect, healthy condition and ready to plant after a few days in the shade. If you follow their advice, you will be successful with your purchase. I have been. Thank you.

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