How to grow Black raspberry

Black raspberry grow and care – shrub of the genus Rubus also known as Raspberry bush 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 3-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Leaves color green, leaves are used in medical uses in beverage.

Flower color white flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals

Black raspberry edible 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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How to grow Black raspberry growing and care:

Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil

How to care:
Fertilize before blooming season, prune once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

How to plant:
Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising

Pests and diseases:
Redberry mite, aphids, cane borer

Pruning season:
Autumn to winter better after the plant go to dormant, 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:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

How to grow black raspberries indoors:
Not recommend but in order to grow indoor need to put the plant next to a window that will get at list few hours of sun at home

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter and in pot of 15 liter better to keep 2 full mature plants and 1 or 2 daughter plants for next year.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring – Summer

General information about the flower
White flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer – Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

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?
2 years

Subspecies

Royalty Black raspberry – sometimes can be mild, is sweet, average size

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Suckers – Separate gently from the mother plant, cutting – moist soil and little shade, high humidity

Edible leaves

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:
Beverage, medical

How to grow Black raspberry from seeds

Sowing requirement:
High humidity, full sun to half shade, moist soil

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place better in refrigerator

Sowing season:
End of the winter to spring and better to grow in winter indoor in hardiness zone 10b

How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant

Planting spacing:
3*4cm (1.2*1.8 inches) when transplant it better to sow them in different pots it’s easier to follow in control and care for the seedling

Depth of Sowing:
Better not to cover just to put on the soil

Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, full sun, consider when grow in pots to cover with plastic wrap

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 months

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, protect the seedling from pests, winds and heavy snow

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

Chilling hour’s requirements:
2-3 month

Scientific name:

Rubus occidentalis

Alternative names: Black raspberries

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone