(Rubus idaeus) The best way to have an abundance of raspberries is to grow them yourself. Raspberries are easy to grow, and the rewards of growing them at home range from enormous cost savings to improved health. Everything else aside, freshly picked, ripe raspberries are among the most delicious culinary treats available. Plant 10 to 20 plants to start your own backyard patch. We offer stocky well-rooted virus-free plants.