Fruit & Veg Garden

Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’

Rubus occidentalis 'Black Jewel' - Pot

A very large and vigorous raspberry type bush. It seems to try and go everywhere, and splits off readily.

It’s not a true raspberry. It’s a member of a completely different family of Rubus.

Not tried the fruit yet, and its aggressive, untidy nature is annoying me a bit. It might not last the winter. We’ll see …

Rubus occidentalis 'Black Jewel' - August 2020
August 2020

This ended up really getting in our way a lot. Its spikes are very annoying and it flops about. Didn’t want to bin it though so I planted it down in the corner next to my new rose Rosa ‘Kew Rambler’. It should do a lot better down there now it has space.

Rubus occidentalis 'Black Jewel' - March 2021 - After moving
Rubus occidentalis ‘Black Jewel’ – March 2021 – After moving

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