• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


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.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

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

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