Fast Growing Everbearing Has Fewer Seeds
The Raspberry ‘Jewel Black’, Rubus idaeus ‘Jewel’, is an everbearing, fast growing raspberry vine. The blue-black fruits are large and sweet, containing few seeds. ‘Jewel ‘ ripens from June through October. The fruit ripens from red to black in color. It is reliable, hardy, and withstands cold winters.
Black raspberries are the first raspberries to ripen in the spring. Jewel’s rich flavor makes it an excellent choice for use in jams and jellies. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit.
‘Jewel Black’ will require regular care and upkeep. It is best to cut back all dead and two-year old canes to the ground in the spring, leaving only last year’s growth standing. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out.
The Jewel should be planted in highly organic soil and the soil should be well drained. The ideal soil pH should be 5.8 to 6.5. Raspberries are rich source of vitamin C and they are high in manganese. They are also very high in dietary fiber. Eat them for taste and health!
- Frequently used for jams & jellies
- Cold tolerant