Are 'Joan J' raspberries thornless?
I thought that Raspberries were supposed to have thorns. In fact, I have about 8 other varieties, and all have thornsÂ though some more than others. I planted a bed of "Joan J" from Norse this year. TheyÂre doing well, butÂ 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,