Bristol Raspberry Plants


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Plants ship between January - July.   Ship dates are selected during checkout process.

Quantity Price
5 $36.75
25 $165.90
100 $433.65
600 $2,155.65
1,000 $2,816.10

This heirloom-quality variety was released from the Cornell Small Fruit Breeding Program in Geneva, New York. This black raspberry plant is a high-producing early variety whose upright growth and cluster formation make its berries very easy to pick. It has medium, firm, glossy fruit with the best black raspberry flavor. Moderately hardy but very vigorous, Bristol shows tolerance to powdery mildew.

Berry Size: Medium
Best in Zones: 5 - 8
Firmness: Firm
Freezing Quality: Good
Winter Hardy: Good
Ships as: Plug Plant
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We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for raspberry plants.
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This Summer Bearing Raspberry Plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
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Contains high levels of Nutraceuticals, a substance providing a healthy benefit to the human body!
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This is what one black raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.


So vigorous, these canes will extend 12-15 ft. if not pruned. Definitely need to follow growers' advice for productive, tasty fruit.

Upstate New York
Home Grower
Zone 5

We bought these and 3 other varieties in the spring of 2021. The plugs arrived in great shape. They did well growing their first summer. The true treat came July 4, 2022 when I began picking an amazing amount of flavorful and firm berries! Highly recommend this variety!

Becky S.
Home Grower
Zone 5

I'm pleased with the amount of sweet dark raspberries that I have been getting from these canes. Easy to pick. I would recommend them to anyone.

David Stuart
Home Grower
Zone 6

Last year was the 3rd year for my berries and we had a bumper crop! I was able to share fresh berries with my neighbors and friends while still having all we could eat. Great flavor! Nourse always has sent top plants that have done exceptionally well.

Aleli M
Home Grower
Zone 5

I planted 5 of these three years ago. I have more berries than I can handle! Plump, sweet and juicy. This year I’ve already canned 100 4 oz jars of jam, made 4 pies and frozen enough for 4 more pies and there’s still a ton of berries ripening on the bushes. I had to build a sturdy trellis since these plants root anywhere they touch the ground.

Jeffrey H
Home Grower
Zone 5

I love these berries! Productive, easy to pick, very flavorful. Berries hold up, are not as soft as the red raspberries I have.

Home Grower
Zone 8

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