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Black Raspberry  

Rubus occidentalis

'Black Raspberry' is a plant in the Rubus genus with a scientific name of Rubus occidentalis. The botanical name epithet for Black Raspberry (occidentalis) means 'western'.When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Black. Black Raspberry grows as a perennial and is an edible fruit. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Black Raspberry is known for its vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.83 metres (5.95 feet). Popular varieties of Black Raspberry with home gardeners are Jewel, Cumberland, Giant Black Hawk, Bristol Black and Munger.

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How to grow Black Raspberry

  • Partial Sun

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun. Zone 5 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate).

See our list of companion Plants for Black Raspberry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Black Raspberry from seed

Try to ensure a gap of at least 2.96 feet (91.0 cm) when sowing to prevent overcrowding your seedlings.

Transplanting Black Raspberry

Common Black Raspberry problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Black Raspberry plants:

Black Raspberry Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin occidentalis meaning “western”

Other names for Black Raspberry

Wild black raspberry, Black caps, Black cap raspberry, Thimbleberry

Rubus leucodermis

Black Raspberry care instructions

How long does Black Raspberry take to grow?

These estimates for how long Black Raspberry takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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