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?
Yes recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Blackberry mite, aphids, Blacknecked cane borer

Pruning season:
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:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

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

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

Scientific name:

Rubus occidentalis

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