Black Raspberry plants prefer full sun and a sheltered spot if possible, for best fruiting. They can tolerate cold temperatures of -20 degrees.
Black raspberries are creepers, therefore require a trellis or fence to climb along. They can easily grow 3m in one year and bear fruit in the first year.
They prefer soil with a PH level of 5.8 – 6.8, well drained and slightly acidic. A 50cm hole or pot is recommended. Mix acid compost, potting soil/well decomposed compost and a bag of our Berry mix. Place the plant directly into the soil mixture and cover with a mulch of pine bark or pine needles, 5 – 15cm thick.
Raspberries thrive in moisture-retentive, fertile, well-drained and weed free soil.
Use pine-bark and green pine needles around the base of the plant, not near the stems.