Niwot Black Raspberry

$12.95

Niwot Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) is a unique treat, offering dark, glossy berries that are packed with flavor. This everbearing variety ensures a prolonged harvest, extending the raspberry season. Its fruits are perfect for jams, pies, or enjoying fresh, offering a rich and satisfying taste.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 4-6′ tall, 3-4′ wide
Plant Spacing: 3-4′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Rootstock: Own Roots

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: June-July
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Berry Size: 0.5-1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet
Berry Color and Appearance Black, glossy
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 2-3

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Botrytis Blight (Botrytis cinerea): Moderately Resistant
Cane Blight (Leptosphaeria coniothyrium): Moderately Resistant
Raspberry Leaf Spot (Sphaerulina rubi-idaei): Moderately Resistant
Verticillium Wilt (Verticillium spp.): Moderately Resistant
Raspberry Crown Borer (Pennisetia marginata): Moderately Resistant
Aphids (Aphidoidea): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Lifespan: 10-15 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to the United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No