Case Packs – Come in 14″ Sleeves
Packaged Fruit – Item RS515
Case Packs – Each case contains 25 packages.
Hardy, GMO-free, northern grown fruits from DeGroot are low maintenance and will provide bountiful fruit for years to come!
Raspberry, ‘Jewel’ (Standard, Black) is a customer favorite with large black raspberries that are shiny black, sweet and flavorful. A recent introduction from the New York Fruit Testing Station, plants are highly disease resistant, this is now rated the best of black raspberries. Also, the vigorous plants are early ripening, and in our experience a big improvement over the popular ‘Bristol’. ‘Jewel’ is a cross between ‘Bristol’ and ‘Dundee’. It is our most popular black raspberry variety. It produces excellent yields of superb quality berries. The fruit is glossy black in color, a large size, and has a rich raspberry flavor. It is an excellent choice for use in jams and jellies. Jewel is winter hardy and a very reliable choice. Blend into smoothies, bake in for a lively, colorful and lip-smacking treat. Make sure to grow enough to make preserves and enjoy the flavors of summer all year long. This plant is a high yielding producer of large, firm black raspberries.
Planting instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the roots meet the stem) is about 1-2″ below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize newly set plants 2-3 weeks after planting and again in early summer. Water well during growth, and consider mulching to conserve water until the following spring when the mulch should be removed to let the plants warm-up. In winter, cut back to about 5 canes per crown.