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Silver Creek Nursery

Royalty Purple Raspberry

Royalty Purple Raspberry

Species: Hybrid of Rubus idaeobatus and Rubus occidentalis

History: Royalty was bred at the Geneva Experiment Station in Geneva, New York as a cross between red and black raspberries. It was released in 1982 and is the most popular purple raspberry variety on the market for both its productivity and sweetness. 

Why We Grow It: Royalty is an excellent summer-bearing variety, producing ample crops of large, purple berries that are very sweet. Purple raspberries are a unique hybrid which can be picked while a little unripe and still red for a classic raspberry flavour or when fully ripe and purple for a sweeter taste more akin to black raspberries. 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, drying, juice, canning, freezing

Fruit Size: Large

Storage: Keeps less than a week when stored in the fridge

Harvest: Mid July

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 4

Soil Preference: Loam and sandy loam, prefers soils that are moist but well-drained

Flowering Time:

Bloom Colour: White

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different raspberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present

Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

General Growth Habits:

Vigorous and cold hardy, upright growth habit. Generally resistant to insects, immune to raspberry aphid.

Type: Floricane, bears fruit in the summer and only on second year growth

Thorns: Yes

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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