Plant profile: Purple Flowering Raspberry, a summer beauty Purple flowering Raspberry ( Rubus odoratus ) is one of my favorite summer flowering shrubs (click photo below for an enlargement). The most popular purple raspberry variety today, Royalty is very productive. Raspberry, ‘Brandywine’ is a true purple raspberry. Royalty Purple Raspberry produces large fruit with distinctive, sweet flavor on vigorous, upright canes that do not spread by root runners. Out plants are bigger, healthier and maintained better prior to shipping than discount chain's plants. Our plants will grow faster, establish a good … The canes are thorny and long. It is native to Du Page County, but rare in surrounding counties, and introduced in some counties according to Swink and Wilhelm. The Geneva Experiment Station in Geneva, New York released this raspberry variety in 1982. A hybrid cross between a red raspberry and black raspberry, this purple raspberry is unsurpassed for jam, jelly, and pies. Buy Royalty - Purple from Indiana Berry online. Good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies. The attractive maple-like leaves look good all season long and turn pale yellow in the fall. We sell top quality plants for professional growers and homeowners. Purple Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) is an ornamental native shrub, prized for the purple flowers that bloom profusely in early summer and continue throughout the season. The fruit is large, of high quality, and is the sweetest of all the purple raspberries. A late variety and everbearing, Royalty Purple avoids damage from Spring frosts so it’s a great option for those in colder areas or elevation. A thornless raspberry, Rubus odoratus has hairy stems but no prickles. The purple of this raspberry fades to a bright red when baked in pies and cakes.