Black raspberry growing shrub of the genus Rubus also known as Raspberry or Rubus occidentalis, Black raspberry perennial deciduous plant but the branches are biennial they bearing fruit after two years every year new branches grow and bear fruit after two years, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10.
Leaves color green, leaves are used in medical uses in beverage.
Flower color white flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Black raspberry fruits
Fruit color black, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape (circle / oval), when pick the raspberries fruits the fruits are going out and the torus stay on the branch.
Do not be confuse with Blackberry
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Requirements for Black raspberry growing and care:
Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive
Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Blackberry mite, aphids, Blacknecked cane borer
Winter, for cutting the end of the winter the beginning of the spring
How to prune:
Old branches after bearing fruits should leave something like 5 cm from the ground
Size of the plant:
0.5-3m (2-9 feet), width can be few meters after few years
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Light Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring – Summer
General information about the flower
White flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators
Fruit harvest season:
Summer – Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Black raspberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
When the birds eat most of the fruit recommend to cover with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Royalty Black raspberry – sometimes can be mild, is sweet, average size
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Suckers – Separate gently from the mother plant, cutting – moist soil and little shade
Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer
How to harvest the leaves?
From the base of the leaf, not recommend to trim next to fruits
Information about leaves:
Ovate leaves in the edge serrate, the leaves grow in groups 3-5 leaves
Uses of Black raspberry leaves: