Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 4-5 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-4 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- June - July
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Rubus idaeus 'Cumberland'
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Tons of Large, Firm Berries Each Year
Large Berries with Few Seeds
Ahhhh, the sweet flavor of black raspberries in the summer-time! What makes the Cumberland Black Raspberry extra special is they grow larger than most, and have very few seeds. The plump berries are more firm than store-bought berries that tend to be quite soft by the time they make it to the produce section. You'll enjoy a large mid-season harvest year after year.
Easy to Grow
The Cumberland Black Raspberry Bush is cold hardy and will withstand subzero temperatures. It can grow almost anywhere and in all types of soil. It's not a fussy plant and will thrive once planted in the ground. We've groomed and nurtured this plant for an extended amount of time. We only ship it out once it is ready to perform. It will arrive with its original full root system intact. This speeds up the process, as the bush doesn't have to start over establishing a healthy root system. Expect this bush to yield a large bounty early summer every year.
Small Spaces are No Problem
You don't need a large plot of land to grow the Cumberland Black Raspberry bush. This fast-growing plant matures 4-5 feet high and is only 3-4 feet wide. Find a corner that receives full sun and has well-draining soil, and watch it take off. It's a great addition to your garden but will grow just as strong on its own. It will do best in Zones 5-9.
Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even fiber, you'll feel good about snacking on these healthy berries. There is no shortage of recipes for all of the delicious ways to incorporate them into your diet. The best part is that the Cumberland Black Raspberry can be enjoyed throughout the year. Freeze them and pull them out to experience the same summer flavor - even in January. This variety is also a popular choice for growing because they make tasty jams, jellies, and pies.
This fast-growing tree is a favorite, and we will run out quickly, so order now for fast delivery right to your door.
Cumberland Black Raspberry Pollination
Cumberland Black Raspberrys 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 & Photos
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.
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.
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.
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
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'.
Planting & Care
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.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|