The Q&A Archives: Thornless Raspberry

Question: I have thornless blackberries. I also have raspberries, but
they have thorns. I want to get thornless raspberries. Does such a thing exist? Where can I get them?

Answer: I can think of two varieties that are "nearly spineless" (hey, I've worked with a few people like that) but none that are considered completely thornless. The two varieties I speak of are 'Titan', a summer red listed as "nearly spineless"; and 'Canby' which is also a summer red listed as "nearly thornless". Both are available from Nourse Farms at ph. # 1-413-665-2658 or,

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