Bristol Black Raspberry



Bristol Black Raspberry

(3 customer reviews)


Bristol Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) shines with its dark, glossy berries that are packed with flavor. This mid-season variety promises a generous harvest of fruits that are perfect for jams, desserts, or fresh consumption. Its hardy nature ensures a reliable and rewarding gardening experience.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
Plant Spacing: 3-4′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 4-6′ tall, 3-4′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: June-July
Flower Color: White
Berry Size: 0.5-1″
Berry Flavor: Sweet
Berry Color and Appearance Black, glossy

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Fast
Years to Bear: 2-3
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: July-August
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

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

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8



3 reviews for Bristol Black Raspberry

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  1. Dennis P. (Verified Customer)

    packaged great

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  2. James (Verified Customer)

    Bare roots arrived in excellent condition and were intact and strong looking. Roots were soaked for a few hours per the instructions and planted the same day. After a couple weeks, the leaves are already popping out! I recommend preparing your holes prior to the arrival of your bare roots so that it’s not overwhelming receiving, soaking, digging and planting in one day. I cant wait for these raspberries to fruit!

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  3. Michelle (Verified Customer)

    Slow growing, but thriving well.

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