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Cumberland Black Raspberry

Rubus idaeus 'Cumberland'

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

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

4-5 ft.

Mature Width:

3-4 ft.


Full Sun


3-4 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

June - July

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours:


Botanical Name:

Rubus idaeus 'Cumberland'

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The Berry Bush All the Health Gurus Love!

The Black Raspberry's rich flavor will make your mouth water!

This fast growing berry plant gives you huge mid-season crops! You get medium-large berries that are great for eating fresh, freezing, making jams, jellies and even pies.

You'll have enough berries to make anything you want!

And there's no guilt that comes with these delicious berries. They're loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even fiber.

Given the high nutritional value of black raspberries, is it any wonder so many enthusiasts decide to grow their own?

If you're looking for a no-fuss raspberry bush, this is the one for you. It can grow almost anywhere! Your raspberry bush can bounce back after subzero weather and produce firm, juicy black raspberries.

Your plants will provide healthy yields for years to come. 'Cumberland' is an excellent choice for any home garden.

This fast growing berry plant matures at 4-5 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. It prefers full sun and well draining soil. Zones 5-9 are recommended for this plant.

Cumberland Black Raspberry Pollination

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

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
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 4 years ago
Growth Rate
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
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
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
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
Growth Rate
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 2 years ago
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Growth Rate
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
11 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cumberland Black Raspberry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cumberland Black Raspberry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cumberland Black Raspberry again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Works in our zone
Sonny S on Nov 19, 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
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
Makes wonderful jelly..had some in NC
QUENTEN N on Oct 9, 2016
Can't find this plant in local stores.
Betty H on Mar 22, 2016
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.
Will a 2 year produce fruit?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At the beginning of last summer, I planted 1 berry bush. It yielded 3 berries all summer. This summer I've yielded 20+ so far with the early crop. I have a second batch coming thru by the end of summer.
We have a tree that has black raspberries on it, I thought they grew on a bush?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Our plant is only one year old, so at this point it is a bush. I do not think it will grow into a tree. Hope this helps, Sue
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: Raspberry bushes can be trained to grow like vines, or kept as bushes. They do not grow like trees. Some trees produce berries that look like raspberries. You could be seeing a vine on a tree, or berry producing tree.
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 you grow this black raspberry plant in a container?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can but it must be a 7 gal or bigger pot with good drainage and it will also
need a large trellis, since it sends out 4 to 5 foot runners and give it good berry fertilizer.
Berrys are large and yummie. Just picked my first ones the other day. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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
Perhaps this one is or staff: I am curious about the pictures - the top one looks like Black Raspberries (I am looking for) but the bottom picture looks more like my blackberries (which I already have). Can you clarify (some nurseries seem to use the words/pictures blackberry and black raspberry interchangeably but they are different). Is your product closer to the top picture or bottom one? Thanks!
JADinMA on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: how much water does a raspberry bush need?
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.
At what age will does Cumberland Black Raspberries produce berries?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted last year in May 2013, and got none, but this year we have gotten a few. We did not trim to the ground last fall like we needed to, so will do this fall, for a bigger crop next spring.
Good luck,

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