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  • From: Rosholdt <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Niwot Black Raspberry Patent (Jerry Lehman)
  • Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:33:09 -0400

Let me add my congratulations on Niwot! I have 1 plant I am trying out. Due to my illness and injury, the poor thing has been underwatered, overrun with weeds, including vetch, and ground ivy for two years, and, most recently, the worst: passiflora. I did finally clear out the passiflora and anything climbing the stems and, in spite of our drought and the blazing heat, it is currently bearing a nice fall crop. So I'd say Niwot is vigorous.

I second everything Jerry says about them (they are lanky) and they taste ..... wait for it .... just like Black Raspberries! :-)

Congratulations to all who assisted in this effort, my thanks to you!

Barbara Rosholdt
Central Virginia - zone 6c/7a, depending

On 9/6/2016 7:47 AM, wrote:

Congratulations on achieving the plant patent for Niwot.

We purchased 5 plants last spring and have been very pleased with it. I am planning to rip out the old raspberry bed of which I don't remember the original variety and I suspect now is primarily under performing seedlings. I was under the impression that Niwot would set 2 crops, an early summer then late fall. Quite frankly it seems to be more ever bearing than a duel ripening season as we have been picking fruit now for 60 days with many new clusters forming. Many of the berries are actually dual (Siamese twin) with one being larger than the other. It is very vigorous and I need to increase the height of the top trellis wire to keep the cains off the ground. Presently the top wire is about 5 feet and I should add another one 2 feet higher.

Again, congratulations and my fruit breeding hat is off to you.

Jerry Lehman

  • Re: [nafex] Niwot Black Raspberry Patent (Jerry Lehman), Rosholdt, 09/06/2016

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