Raspberry, Latham Red

Raspberry, Latham Red

Rubus idaeus

9-15 inch at sale, bare root

Sourced from NY


Summer bearing. Bear on floricanes.

  • Description

    Latham was released by the Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm in 1914. It is one of the earliest raspberries produced through controlled crossing, and is cold hardy. It is a summer bearing, red,  raspberry. 

    Raspberries will grow new canes out of the ground. First year canes are green and called primocanes. After a year, they turn woody and brown and are known as floricanes. Latham raspberries produce fruit on floricanes. 


    Latham red grows erect and is thorny. The berries are ready to harvest in late July, around the same time as blueberries. Plants will produce best when there is a number of plants grown together. 

  • Resources

    Read the orginal publishing release on the Latham red easpberry by WG Brierly in a 1947 article in the American Fruit Grower, Sourced from the Univeristy of Minnesota Twin Citites Digital Conservancy

    Questions on Hardiness in Raspberries, MN Fruit Grower Vol. 12


    General Guide to Caneberry Production: Site Selection, Trellising, Spacing, Fertility, Pruning, and more, NC State Extension


    Caring for Raspberries, Univeristy of Vermont Extension


    Spring pruning of Raspberries, Iowa State University Extension