Rubus occidentalis 'Bristol'
Bristol Black Raspberry, Bristol Raspberry
- Main interest:
- vigorous grower, antioxidant rich black fruit with very good flavour
- full sun to partial shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 3 ft (0.9 m)
- fruit production, edible garden, fence, trellis, low hedge, specimen
Rubus occidentalis 'Bristol', an heirloom quality raspberry cultivar has proven itself as a hardy and tasty variety since its introduction in 1934. It is definitely one of the best-tasting black raspberries on the market. The all-purpose fruit is large, firm and tasty. Eat fresh, freeze, or use in baking and preserves.
Bristol Black Raspberry, is a self-pollinating, high-producing, mid-season variety. It grows to 5 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Its canes do not require staking. Its upright growth habit and fruit cluster formation make its berries very easy to pick. It has showy small white flowers that emerge in June, followed by one crop of fruits, which ripen in July-August. Flowers and berries attract birds and butterflies to the garden. Hardy and vigorous, Bristol Raspberry shows tolerance to powdery mildew.
Synonym(s): Rubus occidentalis 'Cumberland'
Also known as: Bristol Black-Cap Raspberry, Bear's eye Blackberry, Cumberland Black Raspberry, Wild Black Raspberry, Summer-bearing Raspberry, Summer-fruiting Raspberry, Summer Raspberry, Summer Black Raspberry, Floricane Raspberry, Floricane-bearing Raspberry, Floricane-fruiting Raspberry