Allotment Harvesting & Planting 2017


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January 2017 Sowing and Planting

A flavour like a bramble jelly laced with red raspberry cordial! Black raspberries, Rubus occidentalis, are neither a raspberry nor blackberry, but a totally distinct species from the forests of North America. If you could take those glinting pick 'n' mix sweets of childhood and magically turn them into a real-life berry, this would be it. Jewel has unique colour like no other raspberry; almost purple-black fruits which have a special perfumed taste and blush-white canes which make it stand out from all other varieties. It is tolerant to phytophthora and fruits on last year’s canes. Flowers July-August. Height 150-200cm; spread 101-150cm. Supplied in a 2 litre pot.