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Raspberry (black) 'Bristol Black'

Rubus ‘Bristol’
Exposure: Full Sun Height and Spread: 3-4’ Hardiness: Zone 4-8. Winter hardy to -30º. Hardy and vigorous. White blossoms.
Ripens in mid-July. Firm texture.
Soil pH Level 6.0 – 6.8 loamy soil prune
The fruit is black and large with attractive, fairly glossy skin and firm flesh. Berries have excellent quality and good flavor, and are good for canning, freezing and fresh eating.

Note: Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be more susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids to and from nearby raspberry plants.

The best-tasting black raspberry! This all-purpose fruit is large, firm and gorgeous. It tastes great whether you’re eating it fresh, freezing it for later or whipping it up into preserves. Vigorous, upright canes do not require staking. Cold-hardy. Mid-summer bearing. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating. A licensed variety of Cornell University.

This planting is in the Yard, central food garden garden .

Purchased from Country Landscapes

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Care Instructions

Aim for a seed spacing of approx. 2.96 feet (91.0 cm).

Bristol Black normally grows to a max height of 5.95 feet (that's 1.83 metres metric) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (5a) is within the ideal range for Black Raspberry 'Bristol Black'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 9.

More information about Raspberry (black) 'Bristol Black' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Raspberry (black) 'Bristol Black' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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