Black Raspberry

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Planting Zones 4-8
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Black Raspberry Description

Black Raspberry, Rubus Occidentalis Tolerate Many Different Types of Soil and is a Delicious Berry Producer

Black raspberries tolerate many different types of soil. They prefer full sun to partial shade and benefit from protection from frost by being planted on the north side of a slope or building. Hardy in Zones 4-8, they reach a mature height of up to 6 feet and are easy to grow and maintain. Popular with backyard gardeners, black raspberries are prized for their rapid growth and robust fruit production.

The berries ripen mid-season and can be expected as soon as the first year after planting. Boasting high nutritional value, they are often used in pies, jellies, and jams and are delightful when eaten fresh. Black Raspberry is also known as the Ideaus Rubus; The best planting zones are hardy planting zones 6-10; The typical growth rate is up to 6 feet a year.                                                                                                                                                      

Black Raspberry, Rubus Occidentalis, is a Large Grower


These berries can grow up to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide. This bush is a large grower and is very comparable to raspberries. The bush does have prickly shoots, so be careful when picking the berries. This bush produces a little blackberry, which is usually very sweet to the taste. The berry is dark red to black and plump. The leaves of this plant are pinnate and have five leaflets on each sheet. The flowers this plant will produce are long and slender and usually twice as long as the petals.

It is adaptable and can grow in loamy, acidic, and dry environments. It prefers full sun to partial shade. The leaves are small and dark green, and the blooms are yellow to white. The berries will become ripe in the summer through early fall. They grow in large clumps or clusters and are picked by the handfuls. Most of these grown bushes are for humans to enjoy, but wildlife critters like deer, turkey, birds, and squirrels enjoy them too! The berries can also be used as a dye if desired. These plants do need protection from spring frost and wind damage.


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 The color is due to anthocyanin pigments rather than added dye. The flavor is unique and described as raspberry jam or sweet and tart, similar to cranberries.

These plants are a bramble fruit in the raspberry family native to North America. Being a perennial plant, it will grow for many years. Black raspberries are low in calories, making them a great addition to a weight loss diet. These raspberries have only 25 calories per cup. Black raspberries are a variety of red raspberries native to North Carolina. Black raspberries have a vibrant, tart flavor. 

This plant can be eaten raw or cooked into jams and pies. They are also delicious when frozen with other berries. These berries have a prominent tart flavor in desserts or balance out sweeter fruits such as peaches. Black raspberries contain nutrients like Vitamin C, manganese, and folate. These vitamins help boost the immune system to strengthen bones and cartilage. Black raspberry plants need acidic soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5 to thrive. That makes them difficult to grow in some locations. The plants also need total sun exposure and moist soil.

The health benefits of black raspberries are numerous. First, they contain anthocyanins, which have antioxidant activity that may help prevent certain cancers. Black raspberries also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that promotes healthy cell growth in the body, which can help prevent cancer cells from growing out of control. Other antioxidants in black raspberries include catechins and quercetin. Black Raspberry contains antioxidant properties, which are helpful in many ways. It also boosts the immune system, improves digestion, and maintains healthy cholesterol levels. In addition to that, it is also helpful for enhancing brain function and maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.


Height at maturity:  up to 6 feet

Hardiness: zones 4 to 8

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot


Purchase Black Raspberry because it is an excellent source of Vitamin C and a potent antioxidant. The flavonoids in Black Raspberry are known for their ability to inhibit cancer growth, promoting substances and scavenging free radicals from the body. These flavonoids are also responsible for the anti-inflammatory effects of Black Raspberry. People plant black raspberries to enjoy the succulent flavor of this healthy berry year after year. The berries make a terrific addition to any meal or snack. They're also good in smoothies, desserts, and other baked goods.

It is believed that black raspberries can help with digestion. The high level of antioxidants found in this berry help to boost the immune system, fight bacterial infections, and cleanse the body of harmful toxins. It is also thought to help regulate blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol. 

Black Raspberry for sale also contains ellagic acid, preventing LDL cholesterol from oxidizing by free radicals. This quality of Black Raspberry keeps LDL cholesterol from clogging arteries, reducing the chances of heart diseases like atherosclerosis and hypertension. Ellagic acid contained in Black Raspberry also prevents certain cancers like cervical cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Besides the health benefits mentioned above, there are many other uses for Black Raspberry. For example, Black Raspberry can be used as a flavor extractor in foods like jam and candy or as an additive to alcoholic drinks like wine and vodka. It can also be used as a fragrance agent in perfumes and soaps or as a dyeing agent in textiles.

Reviews (1)

  • 5

    Posted by Tarran Hargis on Mar 08, 2018

    So, so, so good! My kids very much enjoyed as well!

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