Beautiful round, red berries which mature to a deep purple/black colour. Long, slender, arching canes with purplish-red bark and many prickles. Multi-stemmed shrub that can get 3-6 ft. tall and between 6-12ft wide! Ensure separation (75′ minimum) from Red, Yellow and Purple raspberries as Black raspberries tend to be more susceptible to diseases and insect.
Available as: Bareroot canes (5/pack) and #01 potted
ONLY Bareroot canes qualify for Mail Order Shipping
Reserve yours now with a 50% deposit or purchase in full for pick up or shipment this spring!
Special Considerations: Best grown with the support of the trellis to overwinter canes. Will only flower on 2nd-year canes.
Bare-root Cane Planting Guide
By definition, bare-root stock is not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots – hence the name “bare root”. Our bare-root stock are dormant, which makes them easier to transplant since they experience less transpiration (water loss) immediately after planting because they do not have growing leaf tissue. The best thing you can do for new bare-root stock is to avoid shock as much as possible, so don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time to plant a bare-root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring. If you cannot plant right away, it is important that the root do not dry out completely as it will severely effect the viability after planting.
Steps to planting bare-root stock;
Prepare the planting site
A planting hole that is large enough to accommodate the current root system with some extra room to grow.
For cane fruits, we recommend a hole at least 18″W x 18″L x 18″ D larger than the cane to allow the new roots to grow into freshly worked soil.
Most cane’s do well in a raised bed or berm to improve soil drainage away from their sensitive roots.
It probably makes little sense to dig any hole deeper than 2’. Most edible perennials have a somewhat fibrous root system in which their effective feeding roots are typically in the top 1–2’ of the soil. While they may have “anchor” roots that go deeper, these roots are adept at growing downward themselves.
Add compost and/or fertilizer to the hole and soil removed during digging.
(Optional) Setting up a trellis structure before planting makes it easier before the plants get in the way!
Allow the roots to soak in water an hour or two before planting. Do not soak the roots for more than 24 hours.
Spread out the dormant roots to encourage outward growth and the development of a robust root system. We have not experienced the need to trim roots before planting.
Keep the cane vertical in the planting hole (perpendicular to the ground) so that it grows straight.
Do not plant the cane’s too deep! For most bare-root stock, plant level where you can see the natural line it developed when growing in the ground before. It is recommended that the developing shoot buds are planted below the soil line.
Refill the hole with native soil (what was removed at digging time), and any other soil amendments.
Gently tamp out any air large pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled, but not hard enough to damage the roots or cause compaction.
Thoroughly water your newly bare-root.
Prune back your cane to 6-12″ above the soil line as new shoots will develop and take its place.
(Optional) Mulch around the cane’s or down the entire row of plants to balance and retain soil moisture as well as suppress weeds. We recommend woodchips or sawdust for canes as grass clippings and straw can create over-wintering homes for rodents who can cause damage.
If planting must be delayed after purchase, keep canes in a shaded/cool location or in a refrigerator (as long as buds have not started opening) with roots buried in moist peat moss or sawdust. Make sure the media (peat or sawdust) moist/damp and is not soaked/saturated with water for long periods of time because the roots do need to breathe. If the media becomes saturated allow it to dry out over time and avoid overwatering again. The correct moisture should allow you to make a ball of media in your hand that when squeezed lets out some moisture into your hand. Using this method, you may see new roots begin to develop into the media. Be careful when transplanting to avoid breaking too many of the newly developing roots.
If planting must be delayed into the summer, it would be recommended to plant into a pot or container to allow the roots to develop. Use a high draining soil media and not native soil in your pot. Native soils tend to compact in containers and are heavy. Cane-fruits enjoy high drainage for proper development of their fibrous roots and to avoid root diseases caused by compaction. Once potted, they can be set out into their final location from spring to mid-summer and in fall once dormancy starts. Planting too late in the summer or early in the fall may cause the plant to grow excessively and not acclimatize for winter leading to overwinter damage.
We make it easier to grow your best garden! What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! Our program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!
Orders will be reserved once payment has been received. Your order deposit (50% of the order value) cannot be refunded after March 31st.
Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.
To avoid delays in order fulfilment, we ask that all orders be paid in full by April 14. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your upcoming payment before these deadlines.
We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable.
Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.
DELIVERY & PICKUP:
Delivery: Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.
Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.
Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.
Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. $10 delivery fee. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!
Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.
We strongly recommend placing bulk orders in September and early December. Some items may be available to order as late as April, however typically not the case. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable.
Per cultivar bulk counts
Deadline to Order
Bare-root Fruit Trees
3″ Potted Fruit Stock
#1+ Potted Stock
Please CONTACT US for a quote to place a bulk order before order deadlines for the best selection. You can also inquire after the deadline to see what is available.
Looking for something in particular that we don’t offer on the website? We are able to source different product sizes and cultivars for special orders.
Bareroot cane bundles are available to ship via Canada Post Expedited. Please inquire before purchasing via our website. View our SHIPPING POLICYto learn more. You will be able to select the shipping method at check if your entire order qualifies.
Potted stock cannot be shipped and is only available for pick up. All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May (TBA) from the farm in Krestova or scheduled for a local pickup site in Nelson, Castlegar or Winlaw. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.
Don’t want to ship? You can still select Farm Pickup at checkout!
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