Black Raspberry Plants

Black Raspberry Plants Buyer's Guide

Black raspberry plants (Rubus occidentalis) are deciduous fruiting plants native to eastern North America. Although cultivars of black raspberries are also referred to as black caps, black cap raspberries, and thimbleberries, these names are mostly attributed to wild black raspberries. Black raspberries are not variations of blackberries, but are actually close relatives of red and yellow raspberries — in fact, purple raspberries are the result of natural crosses between red raspberry and black raspberry plants. Valued for their truly unique and distinct flavor, especially in jams and juices, black raspberries are a must-have in fruit gardens where other raspberries thrive. Black raspberries are rarely found in grocery stores (and are expensive if they are), so the decision to grow your own black raspberry plants is an easy one. Choose from our selection of productive black raspberry plants and harvest homegrown black raspberries year after year.

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.