I am adding raspberries to our allotment next year, and prefer autumn fruiting for ease. I was just about to buy 12 Joan J when I read on one forum that after the first year they don't taste very good ("waxy" was the description). what variety(ies) have you grown and loved? I am thinking 12-15 canes, happy to do a bit of mix and match, say 5 each of 3 varieties, and while a heavy crop sounds nice, I am most interested in something tasty.
Mine are Autumn Bliss, though they've actually been fruiting prolifically since early July this year (in Yorkshire!) I've had them about 3 years, this is the first year I've had a really good crop, and the taste is still lovely.