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Jewel Black Raspberry

Rubus idaeus 'Jewel Black'

SKU
40643
Firm, large black fruit full of rich flavor on vigorous, cold-hardy plants. Prolific white spring flowers herald delicious summer fruit. An ideal choice for canning and baking. Produces fruit on second-year wood. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationROO-bus eye-DAY-us
LoreThe genus Rubus aka brambles falls into the Rosaceae family and may resemble some of the bramble roses. This group contains most of the berry fruits that are botanically speaking not true berries but drupe fruit. Linnaeus named it from the classical name for raspberries, ruber, meaning red. He chose the species name from the Roman physician Pliny's description of the plants on Mount Ida in Greece. It is a huge genus with over 400 species in North America alone, which causes great taxonomic confusion, as well as many others scattered throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEdible, Showy Fruit, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)

Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. After harvest, prune to ground older canes that have fruited, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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