Delicious native raspberries! What could be better? Like garden variety raspberries, blackcap raspberries produce abundant, delicious raspberries on second-year canes. The thorny canes generally arch toward the ground and sometimes tip layer to form new plants. The plant can take on a the shape of a spreading shrub up to 6′ tall, or a low-growing, sprawling vine. Blackcap raspberry is also called whitebark raspberry. It is native from British Columbia south to California, New Mexico, Mexico, and east to Montana and Utah. Blackcap raspberry has a white flower that blooms in May or June that is attractive to native bees and other pollinators. The flowers are followed by a reddish-purple fruit that ripens into a dark purple or almost black raspberry. It prefers full to dappled sunlight and moist soil conditions.
Rubus leucodermis seed packets contain 1/8 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow seeds outside in fall.