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Blackmoor Nursery is one of very few Nurseries in the UK offering gardeners the opportunity to buy Raspberry canes direct from our Nursery. 

All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready. 

Any Bare Root Items - Availability means Available for supply from early November to May.

Any Container grown items - Availability means Available for supply now. 

All our Raspberry canes are ministry inspected.

Autumn fruiting varieties, i.e. Autumn Bliss, Polka and Joan J are completely cut to ground level during the winter.

Summer fruiting varieties, These fruit on the second year cane (normally darker than the one year cane)The second year cane is pruned back down to soil level in the winter after they have fruited leaving the one year old cane for next summers crop.


Plant the canes about 18” (45 cm) apart with 6 ft (1.8 m) between the rows. Avoid planting the young canes too deeply, a covering of 3” (7.5 cms) over the roots is ample. Cut the canes down to 2” (5 cms) above the soil immediately after planting (bare root canes only, Do not cut down the 1 litre potted canes). In the spring when the new shoots appear from beneath the soil the 2” stub should be cut away. The young canes are tied into a wire fence system for cropping the following season. Subsequently all canes which have fruited are cut out at ground level immediately after fruiting.

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Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.

We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.

Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £3.98 - £5.95, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.

To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.

Joan J (Autumn Fruiting)

Raspberry Canes | Type Autumn Fruiting | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Rubus idaeus Joan J | Joan J Raspberry Canes For Sale | Buy Online

Autumn Raspberry Joan J canes for sale - A high yielding, large fruited primocane selection from Medway Fruits. Joan J crops heavily in the first half of its fruiting period. The berries are 30% larger than Autumn Bliss and are both brighter and firmer. The flavour is superb. Fruit weights are typically 6 grams. The fruit freezes exceptionally well without any increase in acidity that occurs with most other varieties. With spine free canes this makes this new autumn fruiting variety second to none for picking and eating.

Joan J: Picking time Late July to late September or until the first frost.

Joan J: Plant canes 3 inches deep and 18 inches apart.

Joan J: Cut down all cane to ground level after fruiting every year.  

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10 Nov 23 | Katharine

The canes arrived yesterday, on the date requested. They were well-packaged and the roots were moist. I have now heeled them in, awaiting planting into final position on my allotment in March. I am very happy with the service and quality of the canes.

22 Jan 22 | Nana’s Dahlias

The raspberry canes arrived well packaged and all looked ok. They were soaked for a while before being temporarily heeled into a large container and placed an unheated greenhouse until spring. However it is now obvious that one of the Joan J canes is dead. The others are a beautiful rust colour, budding with signs of new life, compared to the one cane that is a pale white, dormant stick with no buds and certainly no signs of life. You can’t win them all and one poor performer would not deter me from ordering from Blackmoor again.

25 Nov 21 | Jane Sowler

Canes arrived mid November well packaged and with good roots. Time will tell how they produce in the next few years!

11 Aug 21 | Jef

Healthy plant received.

12 Oct 20 | Arthur Mcilveen

I bought 10 canes 3 years ago and I will be getting another 20. You get 2 decent crops by 1/2 pruning canes at end of year; these sprout and fruit in early summer, while new canes fruit prodigiously in autumn. Fruits are top quality and delicious.

12 Jan 20 | Derek

What a vigorous variety! First year it crpopped better than expected and last years crop seemed to go on forever. Delicious. Does tend to try to take over the garden though with new shoots coming up quite a distance from the parent plant; needs keeping in check.

21 Aug 19 | michelle chaplin

i bought these last season the root systems was amazing and all but one plant has produced beautiful huge raspberries ordering some more for this season. Incredible products and outstanding service

22 Nov 18 | David L

Just a thank you for my bare rooted Raspberries I have just received. They look very strong plant with a mass of healthy roots and have arrived well packaged and in perfect condition with the root ball still damp. I am pleasantly surprised as to the quality. They are far superior to other well known Nurseries I have ordered from in the past. I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who is in need of good quality plants and look forward to having an abundance of lovely fruit in the years to come. Well done for keeping me informed about my order and delivery time. You are an excellent ***** 5 Star company

23 Nov 17 | Lynda

10 canes arrived today. They look extremely sturdy. Looking forward to next autumn !!

16 Nov 17 | Michael Paget

Canes arrived quickly, well packaged and look very healthy & sturdy - just got to wait now for the fruit !! Thanks Blackmoor Mike

27 Oct 16 | AnniC

Good looking canes arrived in excellent condition. They were extremely well packaged and delivery was prompt. Looking forward to some lovely raspberries.

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Raspberry Joan J Growing Guide.

Planting Bare Root Raspberry canes: Plant the canes about 18” (45 cm) apart with 6 ft (1.8 m) between the rows. Avoid planting the young canes too deeply; a covering of 3” (7.5 cms) over the roots is ample. Cut the canes down to ground level immediately after planting. In the spring the new shoots will appear from beneath the soil. The young canes are then tied into a wire fence system for cropping the following season.

Planting Container Raspberries: Plant the canes about 18” (45 cm) apart with 6 ft (1.8 m) between the rows. Avoid planting the young canes too deeply; a covering of 3” (7.5 cms) over the roots is ample. Support the canes with a post and wire system or a bamboo cane. Container grown canes do not need pruning straight after planting.

Pruning Autumn Fruiting Raspberry Joan J: Autumn fruiting raspberries fruit on the current year’s growth. Cut back all the canes to ground level in February. Reduce the number of canes in the summer if they are overcrowded.