Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
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 found this is now rated the best of black raspberries. Plus, these plants are highly disease resistant. 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 large sized fruit is glossy black in color 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. They are great to blend into smoothies! Add to baked treats 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. The plant is a high yielding producer of large, firm black raspberries.
‘Jewel’ produces fruit that is not only delicious and productive but is also very good for you!
New research has shown that black raspberries have some of the highest levels of phytonutrients of any dark-colored fruits. They’ve even shown to have cancer-prevention qualities. Raspberries are wonderful plants for birds because, if left unpruned, they form “thickets” that provide excellent nesting, roosting and hiding places for birds. The fruit, of course, is also a highly desired and healthy food source for birds.
If you’re looking for reliability and hardiness in raspberries, ‘Jewel’ is for you. This berry laughs at our harsh winters, bounces back after a subzero cold with firm, juicy berries so glossy black they shine like its name. Mid-season crops are bountiful. Rich raspberry flavor makes your mouth water! Recommended for both home and market growers. Plant as soon as soil may be worked in the spring. Your plants require 1″ of water per week during the growing season and regular, shallow cultivation.