You might be able to wander the fields in your area and find some Jewel Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis 'Jewel') growing wild, but wouldn't it be better to plant your own so that you can wander out into your yard or garden and pick them at your leisure?
The Jewel Black Raspberry fruit starts out red, but turns to a rich burgundy to deep purple as it ripens. The Jewel Black Raspberry is sweet and juicy, full of that raspberry flavor that you love. But you won't want to eat all of them straight from the cane--save some to bake with, freeze, or turn into delectable raspberry jam.
The Jewel Black Raspberry is self-pollinating and will attract endless pollinators to its small pearly and petite blossoms in the spring. Order plenty of plants so you and your local bees will have all that you will need.
The Jewel Black Raspberry is a vigorous variety that will provide you a good crop, year after year. They grow to head-height, and they will winter well, but you might want to mulch them in the fall to protect them from the winter chill.
Find a sunny spot for your Jewel Black Raspberry plants, but if you have to, they will still produce berries if planted in partial shade. If summers are hot, you might want to plant them where they will get some afternoon shade, a little respite from the summer sun. But make sure that they have well drained soil and plenty of mulch around them to keep the weeds away and retain water. You will want to water them during the summer once a week and a little more when it is very hot and dry.
The Jewel Black Raspberry is popular, so you want to plant some soon, make sure you order yours before they are sold out. You will get to enjoy the berries in a variety of ways. And you might want to order some extra and do a little edible landscaping with them so your kids can go out and graze on them as they enjoy their summer.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Plants That Work|
|Botanical Name||Rubus idaeus 'Jewel'|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|When To Prune||After Fruiting|