Sophia Arctic Raspberry is prized for its attractive flowers and tasty fruit in addition to being one of the hardiest of fruiting plants. Also known as Nagoonberry, this thornless, low growing species of Raspberry makes a beautiful, fruiting ground-cover. Its 1″ diameter, pink flowers bloom in late spring and are followed by sweet-tart, deliciously aromatic, small red berries in July.
We offer new and superior varieties from a Swedish breeding program. These varieties feature heavier crops, fragrant flowers, and beautiful fall color. Arctic Raspberries are pest and disease resistant, like half day to full sun and grow about 6″ in height. They are extremely hardy, to minus 50 degrees F. USDA Zone 2 and begin bearing the year after planting.
Plant two varieties for cross-pollination.
Latin Name: Rubus arcticus L. subsp. x stellarcticus
Site and Soil: Arctic Raspberries like full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant two varieties for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Extremely hardy up to about -50° F.
Bearing Age: 1 year after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6″ in height.
Fruit Skin: Red
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: Up to 1 lb.
Pests & Diseases: Arctic Raspberry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 2-8