Delicious native raspberries! What could be better? Like garden variety raspberries, blackcap raspberries produce abundant, delicious, edible 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.
Blackcap raspberry (Rubus leucodermis) seed packets contain approximately 180 seeds per packet.
Seed Germination Instructions
90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow seeds outside in fall.