Golden Raspberry Rubus idaeus 'All Gold' (F)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Not blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
raspberry 'All Gold'


Rubus idaeus 'All Gold' is known by the common name golden raspberry. This variety is particularly admired for its unique fruit color. The plant itself is a deciduous perennial that features several canes emanating from the base. These canes are typically upright and sometimes arching, boasting a fine coverage of small thorns that assist in protecting the plant from various animals. Throughout the growing season, the leaves flaunt a fresh green hue, composed of three or five leaflets with toothed edges that provide a textured appearance. These leaves may also show some autumn coloration before they fall off at the end of the season. The golden raspberry plant is distinguished by its attractive fruit, which is similar to the more common red raspberry in shape and structure. However, as the name 'All Gold' suggests, the fruit has a golden-yellow color when ripe. The raspberries have a soft, plump texture, with the individual drupelets (the little bumps that make up the raspberry) being clearly defined and infused with a sweet flavor that may have a hint of tartness. The golden yellow fruits are often seen as specks of bright color among the green leaves, appearing in generous clumps that can be quite eye-catching. As for the flowers, before the berries develop, the plant bears a modest number of blossoms that are usually white with multiple petals surrounding a center of numerous stamens. These blooms provide a critical nectar source for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which in turn help in the fruiting process of the plant. In essence, the golden raspberry is an appealing plant with its combination of green foliage, white flowers, and standout golden fruits.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Golden Raspberry, Yellow Raspberry, Fall Gold Raspberry

    • Common names

      Rubus idaeus 'All Gold' (F).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Raspberry 'All Gold' is generally recognized as safe for human consumption. The fruit is edible and widely enjoyed. However, like many plants, other parts of the raspberry bush, particularly the leaves, may contain small amounts of substances that could be harmful if consumed in large quantities. The leaves have historically been used in herbal teas and are not considered highly toxic to humans. There isn’t significant evidence to suggest that consuming small amounts of raspberry leaves would lead to poisoning. For the majority of people, eating raspberries or the products made from their fruits, like jams and pies, does not pose a health risk.

    • To pets

      Raspberry 'All Gold' is not commonly known to be toxic to pets. The fruit can be consumed by pets in moderation. However, caution is advised as the leaves and stems could potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset if ingested in large quantities. It is generally considered that the risks are minimal, and grazing animals often consume raspberry leaves without issue. Pet owners should still practice moderation and supervision when offering their pets any plant material to ensure that no adverse reactions occur.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Edible Fruits: The 'All Gold' variety of raspberry produces sweet, yellow-gold fruits that are excellent for eating fresh, cooking, or preserving.
    • Attractive to Wildlife: Provides a food source for birds, bees, and other beneficial insects, supporting local biodiversity.
    • Landscape Aesthetics: Adds color and variety to gardens with its golden fruits and lush green foliage.
    • Easy Propagation: Can be easily propagated by root cuttings, making it simple for gardeners to expand their plantings.
    • Seasonal Interest: Offers a seasonal display of flowers in spring and fruits in summer to fall, enhancing the visual interest of the garden.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Antioxidant activity: Contains antioxidants like Vitamin C and flavonoids that may help protect cells from damage.
    • Anti-inflammatory properties: The presence of anti-inflammatory compounds can help reduce inflammation.
    • Gastrointestinal aid: The fiber content in the fruit can aid in digestion and help prevent constipation.
    • Immune support: Vitamin C content may contribute to the strengthening of the immune system.
    • Women's health: Traditionally, the leaves have been used to assist with menstrual and pregnancy-related issues, although evidence for efficacy is limited.
    • Cardiovascular support: Contains potassium which may help maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
    Please refer to scientific studies and recognized medicinal plant databases for details on medical properties and their evidence base.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • As a natural dye: 'All Gold' raspberry can be used to create a soft yellow or beige dye for fabrics and yarn.
    • In cosmetics: The fruit extract of the raspberry is sometimes used in skincare products for its potential antioxidant properties.
    • Garden aesthetics: This ornamental variety, with golden yellow fruit, can enhance the visual appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • As a flavoring agent: The fruit can be used to flavor beverages, ice creams, and other desserts with its unique, sweet taste.
    • Culinary decoration: The attractive berries add a splash of color and a gourmet touch when used as a garnish on dishes and pastries.
    • Educational plant: It can be used in schools or community gardens to demonstrate plant growth and fruit development to students and enthusiasts.
    • Wildlife habitat: The dense brambles provide cover and nesting opportunities for small birds and other creatures.
    • Photography subject: With its striking fruit and foliage, 'All Gold' raspberries can be an interesting subject for nature and macro photography.
    • Erosion control: Their extensive root systems can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion on sloped land.
    • As a companion plant: Raspberries can be grown alongside other garden plants, which can benefit from the microclimate they create.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Raspberry 'All Gold' is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Raspberry 'All Gold' is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Prosperity: The 'All Gold' variety of Rubus idaeus, also known as the golden raspberry, symbolizes wealth and prosperity due to its rich, golden-colored fruit.
    • Innocence: Raspberries in general, including the golden raspberry, often represent purity or innocence, akin to the fruit's natural and unblemished appearance in the wild.
    • Kindness: The gentle thorns on raspberry plants, including the golden raspberry, can symbolize kindness, as they offer protection but are not as aggressive as the thorns of some other plants.
    • Fertility and Abundance: Raspberries are prolific fruit producers, and the golden raspberry, with its abundant yields, embodies fertility and the idea of a fruitful life or venture.
    • Protection: The thorny nature of raspberry bushes can also symbolize protection and defense, suggesting a sanctuary or safe haven.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Not applicable
Early Spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    For the 'All Gold' raspberry, it is important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. The plant should be watered deeply about once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions and soil type. A good rule is to provide about 1 to 1.5 inches of water each week, which equals approximately 0.62 to 0.94 gallons per square foot per week. During the hot summer months, you may need to increase watering frequency. It's best to water early in the morning to reduce evaporation and allow foliage time to dry, helping prevent fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    The 'All Gold' raspberry thrives best in full sun conditions, which means it should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. A spot in the garden that gets sun throughout the day is ideal for this plant. Partial shade is tolerable, but it may reduce the plant's fruit production. Avoid overly shaded areas to ensure healthy growth and fruiting.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'All Gold' raspberry performs well in a range of temperatures but ideally enjoys a temperate climate. The plant can tolerate winter chill down to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit and can thrive in summer temperatures up to about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. For optimal growth and fruit production, daytime temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit are preferred, with cooler nights.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is crucial for the 'All Gold' raspberry to maintain plant health, improve yield and facilitate harvesting. Prune the canes that have finished fruiting, typically in late summer or fall, back to ground level. In late winter or early spring, also thin out any crowded areas by removing the weakest canes, leaving about 4 to 6 of the strongest canes per foot of row. This helps prevent disease by increasing air circulation and ensures the plant's energy is directed towards the most productive canes.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Raspberry 'All Gold', a cultivar of golden raspberries, prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a mix of two-thirds loam and one-third well-rotted manure or compost. The ideal pH for this raspberry variety is slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.0. Adjusting soil composition and pH with amendments like sulfur or lime may be necessary to achieve the best growing conditions.

  • plantRepotting

    Raspberry 'All Gold' plants, being perennial bushes, are not typically grown in containers that require repotting. Instead, they are planted outdoors where they can spread. If grown in pots, they should be transplanted when they outgrow their current container, which may be every couple of years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Raspberry 'All Gold' plants, like most raspberry varieties, prefer outdoor conditions and do not have specific humidity requirements. They thrive with natural rainfall and outdoor humidity levels, which are generally adequate for their growth.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Grow 'All Gold' raspberry in large containers with ample light.

    • Outdoor

      Plant 'All Gold' raspberry in full sun, well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of Rubus idaeus 'All Gold', commonly known as the 'All Gold' raspberry, begins with its dormant stage during the winter where it prepares for new growth in the spring. In spring, new canes, called primocanes, emerge from the root system and grow throughout the warmer months. These primocanes typically produce leaves and may grow flowers by late summer, but the 'All Gold' variety usually produces fruit on second-year canes (floricanes). In the second year, the established primocanes, now floricanes, bear golden yellow raspberries in the summer, after which the fruiting canes die back. Throughout both years, the raspberry plant will produce new primocanes, ensuring continued growth and fruit production in subsequent cycles. After fruiting, gardeners should prune the spent floricanes to make room for new growth and maintain plant health.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early Spring

    • The 'All Gold' raspberry, a variety of Rubus idaeus known for its golden-yellow fruit, is typically propagated through division or root cuttings, which is the most popular method. This process is best undertaken in the early spring or late fall when the plant is dormant. Gardeners carefully dig up a portion of the plant's root system, ensuring each piece has at least one bud or eye. These root cuttings, about 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 cm), are then planted directly into the ground or into pots containing a mix of soil and compost. It's essential to maintain moisture in the soil until the new plants are established, and with proper care, they will develop into fruit-bearing plants within a year or two.