Rubus Occidentalis Black Jewel
Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel
Pot size 17 cm
Delivery height incl. pot 50 cm
Black raspberries, Rubus occidentalis, are neither a raspberry nor blackberry, but a totally distinct species from the forests of North America....
Black raspberries, Rubus occidentalis, are neither a raspberry nor blackberry, but a totally distinct species from the forests of North America. Black Jewel is self-fertile, producing an abundance of magnificent black berries with a good disease-resistance in mid-summer. They are excellent for fresh eating, making jams and jellies and cooking and baking.Makes a very decorative and productive plant for the patio or small gardens.
|Botanical name||Rubus Occidentalis Black Jewel|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Height (incl. Pot)||50 cm|
|Potsize plant||17 cm|
|Harvest time||July - August|
|Plant Depth||17 cm|
|Preferred Soil||Peaty soil|
|Fully grown in||3 years|
|Full grown height||1. 50 - 2 m|
|Mature width||60 cm - 80 cm|
How to take care of Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel
Soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a hardy deciduous Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel shrub thrives in a sunny sheltered position but will tolerate partial shade. In colder areas, plant Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel near a south-facing wall. Use a well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They will not tolerate heavy, wet soil. Drought tolerant once established. Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel do well in various soil types. Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel likes to be constantly moist, but not wet. Do not use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will 'burn' any new root growth. During the active growing season an occasional feed or a light top dress with a base fertiliser will prove beneficial. Container-grown Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel plants should be brought indoors in extreme winter conditions. Check Rubus occidentalis Black Jewel plants periodically for pests such as aphids, white flies, and mealy bugs. Use a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to control these pests.
For additional instructions see product packaging.