[NAFEX] black raspberries
William C. Garthright
billg at inebraska.com
Wed Dec 27 09:19:36 EST 2006
> I have some blackcaps on order for this spring, but have never grown them yet. In general, they're not supposed to be as hardy as thorny blackberries and red raspberries, and also very susceptible to rust.
I've had a large patch of black raspberries for years, with absolutely
no problems with disease or late frosts, even in our highly-variable
climate. They've been delicious and worry-free. Except for pruning and
picking, work-free, too.
Unfortunately, I don't have any idea what variety they are, since the
birds planted them. One cane appeared at the intersection of my garage
and a chainlink fence, so I let them spread into the yard in two long
rows. Best move I ever made.
Um,... but note that we've been in or near drought conditions for about
eight years. It hasn't bothered my black raspberries, but perhaps I'd
have had more problems in a wet climate?
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5)
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