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Are 'Joan J' raspberries thornless?

posted by: glenn_russell on 06.03.2008 at 08:16 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

I thought that Raspberries were supposed to have thorns. In fact, I have about 8 other varieties, and all have thorns though some more than others. I planted a bed of "Joan J" from Norse this year. Theyre doing well, but no thorns. Smooth as a baby's skin. I would have thought that if they were thornless, then there would have been more talk about that (in their catalog, other people talking about Joan J being thornless). Is it really thornless? Would thorns develop later (on my other plants, they all definitely had thorns by this age). I doubt Norse would have mislabeled them as something else (like blackberries) Any other thoughts? Thanks,


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