Bristol - Black
Black, Summer Bearing, Medium berry. Also known as Munger. Zone 5-8
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Purple raspberries are closer related to Black raspberries and have some kind of similar flavor. They are among the most vigorous and the most resistant generally to disease pests.
Raspberry & Blackberries
Both members of the genus Rubus, are collectively known as brambles. All brambles have a perennial root system which produces canes that are either biennial (grow for 2 years) or annual. During the first growing year, the canes are vegetative and are known as primocanes. In the second growing season, the canes become reproductive and bear fruit. Following fruiting, these 2-year-old canes, now called floricanes, die. At the same time, the bramble plant is also producing new primocanes. Under good care, the plant will normally grow and bear fruit for ten years.
How to plant your brambles
Black & Purple - Florocane: Should be planted 24"-30" apart. Cut cane off at the ground level at time of planting. Prune off the top 3"-4" of the new shoots when they are about 24" high for black and 30" for purple. This topping should be done several times during the season. Remove the fruiting canes immediately after harvest. Carry from the field and burn to minimize disease problems. The roots should only be covered with approximately 2" of soil. Be sure to press dirt firmly about the roots and water well to prevent air pockets. If the weather is dry, put on a light straw mulch. Blackberry roots are particularly sensitive to sunlight so it is very important to keep the root covered as much as possible while plants are out of the ground and if possible, plant on an overcast day. If there are any wild brambles growing around or near your new planting, they should be dug up and destroyed to prevent the possibility of their carrying diseases.
2nd Year apply 1/2 cup per 10 feet of row in the spring when new growth starts and again after harvest.
3rd Year apply 3/4 cup per 10 feet of row in the spring when new growth starts and again after harvest.
When black raspberry primocanes (1st-year growth) reach about 24 inches, pinch them to stimulate lateral branching. At least 4" of the top should be removed during pinching. Purple raspberries should be pinched at 30". This may need to be done multiple times during the growing season as canes grow at different rates. Immediately after fruiting remove floricanes at ground level and burn. At the end of the first year, primocanes are branched with long laterals. These laterals should be supported by trellis wires in early fall as snow tends to break them off the main cane. In early spring shorten these laterals to remove winter-damaged wood and to maintain berry size. A good rule of thumb is to shorten the laterals back to pencil diameter. This usually leaves about 6-10" growth. Very small spindly laterals, as well as any laterals close to the soil surface, should be removed.
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Raspberries and Blackberries do not like wet feet. Don't plant them where there is standing water after a rain. If water stands on your field or your proposed planting site, consider planting on raised beds to keep the plants (and roots) away from ponding water.
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