Raspberry - Atherton

Raspberry - Atherton

Atherton Raspberry Plant covered in bright red raspberries... delicious

Atherton Raspberry Plant covered in bright red raspberries... delicious By Josie Bong [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

Growing Guide

Growing Guide

Flowers of the atherton raspberry plant

Flowers of the atherton raspberry plant

Raspberry - Atherton For Sale

Raspberry - Atherton For Sale

Raspberry - Atherton For Sale (Size: Small)  (Cutting Grown)

Raspberry - Atherton For Sale (Size: Small) (Cutting Grown)

Leaf of the Raspberry Atherton

Leaf of the Raspberry Atherton

Raspberry - Atherton

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Native to the highlands of far North Queensland, this raspberry is a sweet red-orange berry that grows on an upright suckering, sprawling ground cover with cane-like stems. It is delicious eaten fresh. Their popularity means they are often on supermarket shelves. The taste is milder than the European raspberry. The plant is very resilient to warmer growing conditions and can produce up to 3 kg per plant. It does need some management so it won't take over the garden, grow it where the suckers can be mowed over, or alternatively grow it in a large pot.

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Specifications of Raspberry - Atherton

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June, July, August

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Raspberry - Atherton

Raspberry - Atherton Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 1months ago

WEE WAA, NSW, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Love raspberry so I thought I would try the native ones

★★★★★ 1months ago

WINDSOR, QLD, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Growing super fast and started flowering almost straight away. Seems like a winner.

★★★★★ 1months ago


Raspberry - Atherton

Raspberry was potted and started flowering already.

★★★★★ 1months ago


Raspberry - Atherton

I really want to grow native fruit so I was excited to be able to order a raspberry plant from Queensland! While only a small plant when I received it, fruit is already beginning to appear on it only a couple of months after planting.

gordon lee
★★★★★ 1y ago

DURACK, QLD, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

first year in the ground and i have gotten that many fruit from it, yes it will spread quickly, and big thorns, but with this many fruit, well worth buying this plants

Adam Florio
★★★★★ 2y ago

Melbourne, VIC

Raspberry - Atherton

Great producer, but i have kept it in a pot. Already gotten fruit this year and i live in Melbourne. So under the right conditions, it can do quite well.

Shirley Ingle
2y ago

Maroochydore, Qld, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Puechased the plant in March 2020 and planted into a large pot. Picked my first fruit 14th June 2020 and much sweeter than the supermarket ones. Growing this on the Sunshine Coast.

2y ago

Sarina, Qld, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Great raspberry plant! Started getting consistent fruit from the first winter it was in the ground (about 9 months after planting it), Doesnt require much maintenance. Only pick the fruit when it easily falls off.

★★★★ 3y ago

SUNBURY, VIC, Australia

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2019Had my first Atherton raspberry - fruit was delicious, larger than European raspberry and I think actually better. Fruit looked glorious in the sun, almost a metallic sheen to it which was very pretty, but also did not seem to be a...

Kylie Langton
4y ago

Bellbowrie, QLD, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

First year it fruited the fruit was a little bland (I expected this as it was still very tiny and young) It has fruited again this winter with much higher yield and the fruit is very delicious and great quality! Grown in 80L pot.

Andrew Cory
5y ago

Burringbar, NSW, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Quick growing, prolific producer and hardy. It is a great plant for general consumption and as an additive to sauces, chutney and jams. I recommend keeping in a pot as can be invasive.

★★★★★ 9y ago


provides plenty of fruit. Needs hardly any care.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Brighton, QLD, Australia

Very easy to grow, bit harder to contain within one area. Growing in retaining wall now. Lots of fruit, my child loves them.

★★★★ 11y ago

Toowong, QLD, AUS

collect fruit every morning in winter and spring

★★★★★ 11y ago

MARYLAND, NSW, Australia

Spring 2008: This was a gift from a friend. I beleive that it is an Atherton Rasberry (rubus probus which is also known as rubus fraxinifolius) The fruit are awesome! So tastey and it is so prolific. It fruits early too so I haven't had any trouble ...

★★★★★ 12y ago

KENMORE, QLD, Australia

Growing very vigorously and taking over their patch of the garden (enclosed by concrete strips, next to lawn). Fruit is sweet and subtle.

★★★ 13y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Invasive if not contained - easy to grow with tasty red fruits

Kathy Bradley
13y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

This is a great article on native raspberries: http://asgap.org.au/APOL22/jun01-1.html

Dorota Stock
13y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Lots of nice fruit, but plant needs to be kept under control as can become invasive, spreads very quickly from underground running roots.

David O'bryan
13y ago

Mansfield, QLD, Australia

Raspberry - Atherton

Great producer, I have had nearly 6 months of fruit this year, you can pick fruit nearly every day, not as tasty as the regular Raspberry, but worthwhile in any garden, watch the thorns though.

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