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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Black raspberries are a variety close to red raspberries that are native to North America.
Despite their name, black raspberries are not considered to be berries. They are classified as aggregate fruit made up of little bumps also known as drupelets.
Black raspberries resemble blackberries in appearance but differ in several ways. Black raspberries have a short growing season, while blackberries can be produced throughout the year in many areas. Also, black raspberries have a hollow center when they are picked. Blackberries will have a white or green core when they are picked from the stem.
Red raspberries differ from black raspberries in that black raspberries are higher in antioxidants. Black raspberries also grow in only certain regions, while red raspberries can grow almost anywhere in North America. Red raspberries are typically found in almost any grocery store. However, black raspberries are usually not found in stores and are more often used to make dietary supplements.
Black raspberries grow best in USDA zones five through eight.
In some cases, they may be grown in zone four. However, they must be planted on a northern slope to protect from frost. They begin to produce fruit in early June, and the berries will only last for about two to three weeks. Black raspberries usually ripen before red raspberries.
They will first appear as a bright red color. You will know when black raspberries are ready to pick as they will have turned completely black. Black raspberry bushes grow to be about two to four feet high. They have thorns and can be used as security plants in front of home windows. They do not prefer wet, soggy soil and grow better in well-drained areas. They also grow much better when exposed to full sun and can even bounce back in most drought situations.