Raspberry Shortcake dwarf thornless raspberry fills a niche quite nicely...those who like freshly grown berries but do not have the room to devote to a wide spreading bush/vine, most berries in the "Rubus" family needing lots of room. With growth to just 2 to 3 feet tall, plant and go! Just right for courtyards, patios, apartment dwellers or plant a few in the ground in a small garden bed, that way fresh berries are just a few steps off your porch and not a long hike across your yard. The Raspberry Shortcake is self fertile with full sized berries sweet in taste mid summer. Hardy to USDA zone 5 and higher, and shipped potted in soil for a much quicker head start to fruit. Try one!