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  • Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic for Sale

    Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic for Sale

    Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic for Sale

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Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic

Rubus idaeus 'Cumberland'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic Planting Mix

Helps your Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 7

Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

June - July

Raspberry Type


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Rubus idaeus 'Cumberland'

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Large, Firm, Organically-Grown Berries, Year to Year

There’s nothing like the super sweet, delectable flavor of black raspberries in the summer heat. And the Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush grows them larger than most other varieties, with very few pesky seeds. Even better? This bush is organically-grown, so harvesting plump berries without the aid of harsh chemicals and sprays is easy – and healthful from start to finish.

Plus, these robust raspberries are vastly improved over store-bought. They’re super firm, so they’ll stand up to picking and eating, right off the bush, or freezing for your favorite recipes. With a bountiful mid-season harvest, year after year, you can reap the delectable benefits from your backyard.

Best of all, the Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush is simple to grow and maintain, especially since it’s super cold hardy and will withstand subzero temperatures, even down to -10 degrees F. Your tree will grow nearly anywhere, in all types of soil, and thrives once it’s planted in the ground – it’s the epitome of hassle-free. Because it’s been meticulously nurtured before it’s shipped, it arrives with its full root system intact to speed up the growing process. You should expect your Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush to yield a great bounty of delicious raspberries during early summer, year after year.

And small spaces are no problem with the Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush. You won’t need a large section of land because the Cumberland is fast-growing, maturing at 4-5 feet high and only 3-4 feet wide. Plant your Cumberland in a sun-soaked area with well-drained soil. The Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush grows strong, happy and healthy, mostly on its own, in zones 5-9.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, the health-conscious raspberries from this bush are a guilt-free snack to enjoy throughout the year, whether you’re incorporating into pies or saving for later. Organically-grown, amazingly gorgeous in your backyard, and wonderfully low-maintenance – the Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush is a must-have for your landscape. Order yours today!

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Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic Pollination

Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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My favorite berries
I really can’t say much about my black raspberries they looked in good health when they arrived. I planted them in the ground and it started getting really cold here so not any fruit or growth. I live in coastal Maine. Ask me about them next summer.
October 27, 2018
3 months ago
they all died
good company, but these canes showed up dried and stressed. once planted, i thought they were going to show some sign of life, but i just ended up with sticks as grave markers. and i have grown other plants in this bed and all did great, this wasnt due to nematodes or soggy or dry soil, they just couldn't get over the shock in my opinion. But to be honest and fair, i will still buy plants from them again.
July 12, 2018
10 months ago
The new plant was much bigger and looked healthier than the 1st plant I was sent. I planted it yesterday, so it's too soon to tell about it's future.
May 31, 2018
8 months ago
Great purchase
I have been very happy with this purchase. The plant was a good size when delivered and already had buds on it. Shortly after planting new growth started to come up and now there are two new stalks and lots of berries on the existing stalk. Very happy.
May 9, 2016
Harrisom, TN
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Waiting for my Berries!!!
The plant was delivered as promised. It was a bit "wilted" when I got it-but- it came right back after I trimmed it. Very happy with this plant!!! Should have berries end of August/September. Fast Growing trees answered my questions promptly! Great company to work with. Will buy again. Regards, Peter Daniels, Costa Mesa, California
July 28, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
I ordered 4 plants and when they arrived, they were in perfect shape. Started out slow but after three weeks, they grew extremely fast! They are now about 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide and have so many new canes that it is truly amazing. No berries yet but I am very well satisfied. You have to keep them watered well especially in hot windy condition's. I water every other day and fertilize them once a month and give them plant food for acid loving plants, once a week. They are truly amazing. I know I'll probably have a bumper crop of berries. Best choice I've ever made about buying berry plants. I highly recommend this plant to anyone.
June 30, 2015
Metropolis, IL
working hard to keep it alive in California heat
The plant arrived in excellent, healthy condition. Unfortunately, our weather has been unusually hot and dry (even for CA). It is still alive, but is now dormant. Hoping it will come back after 'winter'.
October 25, 2014
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
Tried to leave this a week ago but it isnt here. After a couple weeks of planting one of the plants died. the other 2 are doing ok. not great. so for what they cost I was disappointed to say the least. hopefully the other 2 will be ok.
January 1, 2013
Ordered and planted 3. Quality shipping with little damage to the vines. 4 weeks later, they are all doing well. Wishing I had thought to plant these last year as it will be a long wait for a pie ;).
January 1, 2013
This vine arrived within superb packaging; - the finest I've ever seen. The vine itself has been doing terrific and has continued to grow at a very fast pace throughout the summer to date.y The quality of all merchandise purchased from Fast Growing Trees has always been remarkable which is why I continue to purchase from them and recommend the company to all of my friends and acquaintances.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic

Cumberland Black Raspberry - USDA Organic Planting Diretions

The Cumberland Black Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus ‘Cumberland’) is good for USDA growing zones 5-9, making it a hardy plant with the ability to make it through cold winters. They are fast growing, small plants with mature heights of 4-5 feet, widths of 3-4 feet and packed with big flavors! Their medium-large, blue-black berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and contain very few seeds. Once picked, eat them quickly or store in the refrigerator as their shelf life is short. Enjoy them in a pie, as a syrup, jelly or fresh off the vine!

Location: Choose a location that offers full sun and gives the Raspberries good air circulation. Areas that encounter high winds can pose a threat to the canes and should be avoided. Also, be sure there are no wild blackberries growing nearby which could spread diseases that can prove harmful to your plant. The soil should be nutrient dense and well-draining.

Planting Instructions:
1) If possible, plant your Raspberries early in the spring. If you live in a warmer area of the country plant in late winter.
2) A week before you plant, prepare the soil with compost or aged manure.
3) Soak the roots for an hour or two before planting to ensure proper moisture.
4) Dig a hole that provides enough room for the roots to spread out.
5) For multiple plants, space Raspberries about 3 feet apart, in rows 8 feet apart.
6)A trellis or a fence can provide extra support for growth. If you chose to use this option, do it from the beginning of planting so the plants are not disturbed when maturing.

Watering: Water your Raspberry plant at a rate of 1 inch of water per week. Increase water as necessary during dry periods but do not over water.

Pruning: Prune Raspberries in the fall, leaving about 6 of the thickest, strongest green canes. Make sure you cut off any sideways growing canes.

Fertilizer: You can use compost with a small amount of balanced organic fertilizer, applying late in the winter. It’s also a good idea to spread mulch in the planting area to maintain moisture and discourage weed growth.

Pests: Raspberries are not prone to many diseases but are susceptible to powdery mildew.  The fungus can rob Raspberries of vital nutrients and weaken the plant. The disease looks like a dusting of flour and usually starts off in circular white spots. If left untreated, the plant’s leaves will begin to yellow and dry out. To treat, remove all infected leaves/fruit and make sure never to use these parts as compost. Use a fungicide which contains sulfur, neem oil or potassium bicarbonate.

*If you don’t want to trellis your Raspberries, just let them grow in a slightly arched position so they have ample room as the fruit ripens.
*Prune away the shoots that grow up from the roots as well as old or damaged canes which will better enable the surviving canes to produce lots of berries.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Very nice color. A good addition to our edible garden we are growing!
Travis D on Nov 7, 2018
Love to eat them.
Rhonda A W on Aug 10, 2018
Very nice color. A good addition to our edible garden we are growing!
Travis D on Nov 7, 2018
Wife loves them. They make great jam.
Robert C on Oct 6, 2018
Love to eat them.
Rhonda A W on Aug 10, 2018
Thought I would give it a try!
Jamie A on Jul 3, 2018
To eat, jams,syrups and jellies!
Charles L on Jun 21, 2018
Another New berry to my garden
Robert M on Jun 9, 2018
Wanting to grow my own fruits
Susan K on Jun 7, 2018
I love raspberries and was looking for a plant that was low maintenance.
Megan A on Jun 4, 2018
Lots of berries
George C on Apr 5, 2018
Something different
Jim T on Apr 1, 2018
Richard S on Mar 19, 2018
chosen for its variety. will add to my edible landscaping plan.
Englebert R on Nov 19, 2017
I love Raspberries
Glenda W on Oct 28, 2017
Florence T on Oct 27, 2017
Works in our zone
Sonny S on Nov 19, 2016
Makes wonderful jelly..had some in NC
QUENTEN N on Oct 9, 2016
It is the only site I could find black raspberry bushes instead of the standard plants at a reasonable price.
Elizabeth R on Apr 9, 2016
Can't find this plant in local stores.
Betty H on Mar 22, 2016
From everything I've read it seems that this is an easy and fun bush to try. Can't wait to get mine and watch the magic!!
Nola R on Mar 15, 2016
I also wanted raspberries. They can grow along side the blackberries.
Alison R on Mar 3, 2016
We love berries for their taste as well as health benefits
Elizabeth N on Nov 22, 2015
I grew up with raspberries and they are one of my favorites for jams, pies and eating fresh!
Jane D on Oct 17, 2015
michael n m on Aug 23, 2015
Wife loves them. They make great jam.
Robert C on Oct 6, 2018
Thought I would give it a try!
Jamie A on Jul 3, 2018
how far apart do i plant these raspberry plants?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi! Plant two plants together, the next two space three feet apart.
black raspberry bushes are common in the area of central New Jersey where I live, but I recently encountered what appeared to be a 30-35 foot tall black raspberry "tree" that was covered with ripe black raspberries. Is it possible for bushes to grow and develop into trees over time?
William G on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Maybe it's a mulberry tree.
Will a 2 year produce fruit?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes all varieties I purchased provided lots of berries. Great plants if you love raspberries buy these.
Is the diehard transplant fertilizer chemical free?
D.Y.D. on Nov 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Diehard Transplant include endo and ectomycorrhizae fungi, soluble sea kelp, soluble yucca plant extract, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorbe Water Management Gel.
Can this tree be planted in a container and still thrive?
Karen J on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure it could if you had a container big enough for the roots to branch out and you prune it back to keep it to a tolerable size. I put mine directly in fertilized soil and it grew out climbing over and through everything. Some of the branches even started to re-root when they reached the ground again. Mine is currently well over 12' now and still growing. I have had it for two years. If you want a tame plant, I suggest a lot of pruning.
Can you plant this in a pot or should it be planted in the ground?
Melissa J on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can do which ever you prefer. They will do well in the ground or in containers.
I’m in zone 7 how do I care for my new raspberry bushes during the winter months?
Jo V on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can continue watering the raspberries long after the plants have stopped producing fruit and continue until the first frost and then you can stop. After that remove any of the brown canes where the fruit produced during the summer but leave the green canes alone.
What is the target pH for the soil for this plant?
G-Cuz on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pH soil level should be 6.0 - 6.8.
Do I need at least 2 plants? Or will one produce without a partner?
E. 9 on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: One plant is enough but if you want a larger harvest two will be better. I have one and it is growing like a weed through my porch and everywhere it can grab on to.
When is the best time of year to plant black raspberry bushes? Is fall OK?
Cindy on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fall is a great time to get our Black Raspberries in the ground.
is it thorny or thornless?
Shirley F on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do have small thorns
Is this a thorny or thornless plant?
Alisha G on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi! Alisha,

This plant has some thorns, but nothing like most wild blackberries or other Raspberry plants.
However, the size of these berries are huge and the taste superior, so, don't let a few thorns, rob
you of the opportunity to try these berries. They're awesome.
On the Transplant Fertilizer and the Planting Mix, is 1 for each plant recommended or will the single orders be enough to use on multiple plants?
Mark M on Apr 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is recommended 1 per plant.

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