Big on black-raspberry flavor, small on seeds. Strong, stout canes yield large, firm, and juicy berries — great for making jams or jellies, or eating fresh. Cold-hardy. Ripens in August. Self-pollinating.

Note: Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be more susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids to and from nearby raspberry plants.

After planting, be sure to prune the bare-root canes back to about 2 inches above the ground. (This does not apply to potted raspberry plants.) Do not skip this step! It is a crucial factor in encouraging the roots to send up new growth during the growing season. It is in the nature of raspberry plants to send up new growth as suckers or basal shoots from below the ground. This means the canes that you plant may not be where you find signs of life or new growth. When it’s time to grow, you will see new sprouts emerge from the ground around where you planted the cane, and this growth is coming from the raspberry plant’s root system.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 5' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow raspberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Love black rasp. Tried another variety that has had huge issues with anthracnose without tight management. Going to try this. And manage it better.
Reid Y on Apr 4, 2021
I was looking for a black raspberry variety to add to my landscaping. These are supposed to have big flavor with small seeds. We mostly eat our raspberries fresh but love that they are good for making jam as well.
Elizabeth R on Mar 20, 2021
Love black rasp. Tried another variety that has had huge issues with anthracnose without tight management. Going to try this. And manage it better.
Reid Y on Apr 4, 2021
They sound like good berries
Charena M on Apr 4, 2021
I was looking for a black raspberry variety to add to my landscaping. These are supposed to have big flavor with small seeds. We mostly eat our raspberries fresh but love that they are good for making jam as well.
Elizabeth R on Mar 20, 2021
Read that it helps fight cancer
Denise S on Mar 18, 2021
Liked what I read about your product
Theresa L on Mar 3, 2021
Because the Allen raspberries weren't available and these are supposed to have lesser and smaller seeds.
John A on Feb 28, 2021
Just looked good
Robert G on Jan 28, 2021
Self pollinating cold hardy and black raspberry.
Ronald S on Dec 12, 2020
I had a raspberry patch years ago I needed another one and black raspberries are my favorite. These say a little less seeds.
robin s on Apr 15, 2020
Black raspberries are my favorite. I???ve only had wild varieties though
Ryan R on Apr 15, 2020
I love black raspberries. As a kid in northern NY, we called them "black caps". They were a favorite treat with milk and sugar.
Gary S on Apr 10, 2020
Raised black raspberries, my husband loves the flavor!
Denise D on Apr 6, 2020
Price and variety
Steve H on Mar 25, 2020
looking to maximize my harvest yields
ryan m on Mar 20, 2020
Papa eats his very favorite black raspberry jam (made by Granny) every morning. We have trouble finding the black raspberries at our local farm stands. If this works out, we won't need to buy them ever again! And Papa can live happily ever after!
Theresa N on Mar 14, 2020
late Summer ripenning
Carl R on Feb 29, 2020
new and different
Tom B on Feb 21, 2020
The later harvest date will spread out the season.
BRUCE M on Dec 16, 2019
good reviews
JoAnne on Oct 4, 2019
Wanted to try it.
Pamela S on Sep 30, 2019
I like blackcaps and they are hard to find.
Noan Brook W on Aug 31, 2019
later bearing season than Bristol, also on sale. Will Compliment the Bristol that I'll buy when it is on sale.
David P on Aug 25, 2019
I was looking for a later maturity date for a longer season. I have a few of the Allen and a larger Joan red raspberry group!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOSEPH R on Aug 18, 2019
Chris C on Jul 21, 2019
I want to make jams
Susan J on Jul 2, 2019
I ordered black raspberries because they are shade tolerant and walnut (juglone) tolerant.
Michelle A on May 28, 2019
lower seed content
Chris P on Apr 17, 2019
Plant Description
Teresa N on Apr 13, 2019
My favorite!!!
Jill M on Feb 26, 2019
Michael H on Feb 15, 2019
Sweet taste
Nadine H on Dec 17, 2018
Love black raspberries, want some to cross with the wild? already on the property.
Nancy E on Nov 17, 2018
Variety, good price
PAUL E on Nov 13, 2018
I have some wild black raspberries that have sprung up over the past few years and I remember these from my youth and love them so I thought I'd help my patch grow a little faster. I have red raspberries in another section of my property but I really prefer the black due to better flavor and sweetness.
James B on Aug 27, 2018
I have black raspberry plants and they are so productive and make great jelly. I wanted to augment what I have.
Betsy B on Aug 4, 2018
UK Ag Department recommended for my area.
Marvin C on Mar 4, 2018
I like that they ripen in August so that will extend my black raspberry season.
RITA R on Feb 1, 2017
I chose the Munger black raspberry variety because of the size of the canes. They will be grown in raised beds and the vines will supported by a double-Geneva wire trellis. The overall height of the Munger seems to lend itself well to the maximum height of my trellis system.
martha d on Jan 9, 2017
They sound like good berries
Charena M on Apr 4, 2021
Read that it helps fight cancer
Denise S on Mar 18, 2021
What is the yield of one plant?
Joe S on Aug 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us. The estimated yield on a black raspberry plant is approx. 1 qt. We hope this information is helpful.

Your planting success is important to us!
will the 1 gallon pot of Munger Black Raspberry produce fruit the year that I plant it?
Terry on Mar 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It might very well, though following year it will more than likely double!
I have Jewel black raspberries. Are the Mungers later? earlier? more productive?
Louise B on Sep 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My plants are still young at this point but the Munger variety seems to ripen 2 weeks after Jewel but the berries are not as large or as abundant of a crop.
whats jumbo pack ?
ERNEST S on Apr 10, 2021
BEST ANSWER: the jumbo packs are cell packs much like what you buy at a local garden center. There is either 3 plants or 6 plants depending on your choice and availability.
I purchased 3 black raspberry plants from you last year and none are alive this spring. What do I need to do to get these replaced?
sue G on Apr 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Please call Customer Support at 800.325.4180 and we'll be happy to assist you with a one-time replacement or refund if purchased within the last year.
what black raspberry is best for my area? 76520
Connie K on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I live in the southern 1/3 of Michigan. Six plants produced over 4 quarts
of berries last year and the plants are much bigger this year.
Could these Munger black raspberries be planted near wild black raspberries?
Max P on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's exactly what I did in my plantings. We have an aggressive patch a small delicious wild black raspberries, and I put Munger on the outside edges of it. Two plants took and survived into adulthood and one didn't. My wild black raspberries are aggressive so it was a matter of cutting them back judiciously to give the transplants space.
Are these thornless?
Russell B on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, and mine ran a lot. Grew out of control, needs a trellis

Customer Reviews

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$20 down the drain?
Came ins 3 cell pack that looked terrible but gave it a chance. All dead within a month. Cant recommend them. Price is high, high , high, for basicly sprouts; not canes, sprouts.
November 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Not impressed
The plants were too small to begin with and it's taking 3 years to get anything from them. Am having better luck transferring wild ones to the black raspberry patch. Will not order these again.
August 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
Very hardy
I wasn’t sure how well these would grow in our garden. However we received good stock, bare rooted plants. They took right off and even produced a crop late in the year. Now they are about 9 ft tall and set to produce big again. Good variety, nice plant.
May 4, 2019
over 3 years ago
Munger Black Raspberries
After receiving my plants, I over-wintered them in a planter and transplanted them out this spring. They are doing fine, but I cannot expect to see any berries this season. About 3 months after removing my plants from the planter, I discovered 6 new plants growing where the original 6 plants had been.. New plants had sprouted up from small hair-like roots that had been left behind.
May 18, 2016
over 6 years ago
Arrived a month ago, still can't plant
These raspberries arrived in February when there was still snow on the ground. The ground is still frozen a month later and we just had a couple more inches of snow at end of March. I got notice they're shipping the rest of my order today! I have way to store all these plants while I wait out the snow and the raspberries now are brown and look an inch from death. Usually Stark Bros does a good job of shipping when it's time to plant, but really missed the mark this time. Money down on the drain.
March 25, 2020
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your nursery stock arriving at an inconvenient time. Please contact Customer Support at 800-325-4180 for replacement information.
March 25, 2020
Black Raspberry
I planted these late fall and hoped the deer would leave them alone. This spring I have some very healthy new growth coming up. I've encouraged several friends that enjoy black raspberries to give these a try. It'll be next year before I'll see any fruit so I'm excited.
May 10, 2019
over 2 years ago
Black Raspberries
This is a new company for me and I am impressed with the packaging when they sent the actual plants. This is my third attempt at black raspberry bushes, to no one's fault but my own. So far they already have buds on them and they are going strong.
May 23, 2016
over 5 years ago
two are growing fast about 4& and feet the other dont want to do much i did everthing the same
yes aim happy at this point and would say to friends good product .I always dig a 50 dollar hole for a $10 plant. the more work the better results most of the time
May 7, 2019
over 2 years ago
Great black raspberry!
Planted last spring and this spring there are little berries on all of the plants. Hope for a good harvest.
May 22, 2016
over 6 years ago
Love raspberries
They are growing very well hope to have l hope to haveI lots of berries because I love black raspberries I would recommend them to anyone.I hope to put out. Blackberries next year . If anyone loves fresh berries should buy these .becaues they have lots of berries E L chaffin
May 12, 2019
over 3 years ago