Nova Raspberry Bush

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Firm, Flavorful Berries Nova Raspberry Bush

  • Late Season
  • Summer Bearing Red Raspberries
  • Tolerates Cold Winters
  • Adaptable Across a Wide Region
  • Dark Red, Rounded Fruit
  • Firm Texture
  • Rich Raspberry Flavor
  • Great Keeper
  • Vigorous Producer
  • Long Season of Harvest
  • Lovely White Blooms in Spring

Include the fetching good looks of small fruiting plants for a hard-working landscape design. You'll join millions of Americans in their quest to eat better and provide food security for their families.

Bold red berries hang like jewels from the late season summer bearer, Nova Raspberries (Rubus 'Nova'). Get ready to add a morning stroll alongside your bountiful crop, picking luscious ripe berries for your breakfast.

These richly flavored berries burst with juice. Nova is a great choice for texture, too. They are firm and hold together well.

You'll love them fresh, and they'll keep a conveniently long time waiting for you to prep them. Nova is an excellent variety for freezing, too.

With lovely white flowers in spring and textured green foliage, Nova looks great all season. Developed in Nova Scotia, this winter hardy variety certainly sails through frigid winters, but can easily be grown further south, as well.

Nova straddles the line between late "June Bearers" and Everlasting bearers, depending on the hardiness zone where you live. This is a great choice to include in successive harvest plantings.

With careful selection, you could have fresh raspberries for months! And Nova is a compact variety that is strong and upright. It won't take up much room.

You'll grow to truly appreciate their full-bodied flavor fresh from the bush. It's also an amazing "keeper" berry to stock up your freezer.

Nova helps home gardeners achieve that satisfying feeling of having many freezer bags full of the precious taste of summer. No wonder it's such a popular variety!

Please place your order for Nova Raspberry today. We will sell out of our limited inventory very quickly.

How to Use Nova Raspberry in the Landscape

Add these fruitful plants to a sunny spot near your kitchen door. Modern landscape design is getting a lot more "real" and raspberries are making a big comeback.

Plant them in a trellised row on either side of your walkway leading from your patio. Add them to that sun-filled side yard, or to help hide the shed.

You'll cherish their industrious nature and sweet good looks. Why not run them along the back of your annual Victory Garden?

Butterflies and other helpful pollinators love their cute blooms. Boost your overall yield by including fruiting bushes.

You'll get fruit from a single plant.'ll pump up the production if you plant pollination partners. Add the early season Boyne and a mid-season Latham with your Nova for pounds of fresh fruit each year.

Southern gardeners can consider late season Nova to be the start of your Everbearing season. Include bright red berries of Polka and Joan J to finish off your fall crop.

Creative small space gardeners are even growing these plants in extra-large containers. No one needs to feel left out of the Edible Landscape trend.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give summer red Raspberry Nova full sun for the best fruit production of large, rounded, dark red berries. Six hours of sunlight or more is recommended.

They need good air circulation, so please plant five or six feet from any structure. After all, you'll want to access the entire plant to pick your crop.

Plant in well-drained soil, or elevate the planting bed if you have poor drainage. Dish out some soil at the top to trap water, so it can soak in at the roots.

Berry bushes appreciate even moisture, especially as they bloom and the fruit develops. Give regular water to support a healthy crop.

Container-grown plants need careful watering. Drip irrigation is a great time-saver. Mulch helps reduce evaporation, too.

This variety fruits on second year floricanes. After the harvest is done, cut the old canes out at ground level. Discard them in your yard waste bin.

Allow the remaining canes to stand overwinter. Tip-prune them back in late winter for a more compact plant.

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Follow label directions for application rates.

Add Nova Raspberry plants to your balcony or backyard. They'll happily, and easily flavor your life. Go for fresh, homegrown fruit, you'll never regret it. Order Nova today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Nova Raspberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus 'Nova'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No