List of Raspberry Cultivars – Backyard Food Growing


This is a more complete list of the different types of raspberry cultivars that you might find in the local markets and nurseries in your area. Please note that not all varieties will be available in all areas.

What is a Cultivar?

A cultivar is a general term referring to a plant or grouping of plants that have been selected for desirable characteristics. These characteristics are maintained by consistent propagation. 

Similarly, the world’s agricultural food crops are almost exclusively comprised of cultivars that have been selected for desirable characteristics such as improved yield, flavour and disease resistance. Very few wild plants are now used as food sources. (Source: Wikipedia)

Early Summer – Red

  • Boyne
  • Fertödi Venus
  • Rubin Bulgarski
  • Cascade Dawn
  • Glen Clova
  • Glen Moy
  • Killarney 
  • Malahat
  • Malling Exploit
  • Malling Jewel
  • Titan
  • Willamette

Midsummer – Red

  • Cuthbert
  • Glen Ample 
  • Glen Prosen 
  • Lloyd George
  • Meeker
  • Newburgh
  • Ripley
  • Skeena
  • Cowichan
  • Chemainus
  • Saanich

Late Summer – Red

  • Cascade Delight
  • Coho
  • Fertödi Rubina
  • Leo 
  • Malling Admiral
  • Octavia
  • Schoenemann
  • Tulameen

Autumn fruiting – Red

  • Amity
  • Augusta
  • Autumn Bliss 
  • Joan J. – thornless
  • Caroline
  • Fertödi Kétszertermö
  • Heritage 
  • Josephine
  • Ripley
  • Summit
  • Zeva Herbsternte

Golden Yellow – Primocane, Autumn fruiting



  • Black Hawk
  • Bristol
  • Cumberland
  • Glencoe
  • Jewel
  • Munger
  • Ohio Everbearer
  • Scepter

What is your favourite variety? I love the Fall Gold but also love the other kinds too like the black and purple raspberry too. I’ve never met a raspberry that I didn’t like!