Niwot Raspberry Plants


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Quantity Price
5 $42.00
25 $189.00
100 $500.85
600 $2,487.45
1,000 $3,248.70

Introduced by Peter Tallman, a private breeder in Colorado, Niwot will produce berries in the fall, ripening in late August until frost. It will also produce a good floricane crop, ripening slightly earlier than Jewel, depending on location. Niwot is vigorous, highly productive, and has attractive, shiny fruit. The berry size is equal in size to Jewel, and the flavor is reported to have less intensity than Jewel. It is a vigorous variety, therefore requiring trellising and recommended spacing is 3-4 feet apart in the row. Niwot appears to have similar winter hardiness to Jewel.  

U.S. Plant Patent #27,131

Tipping or tip pruning is highly recommended for primocane-bearing black raspberries. As the primocanes reach 3', pinch or cut the tips to force branches to develop. Tipping will delay, but prolong, the harvest, increase yield and reduce arching of the canes and tip rooting. Pruning later in the season decreases the amount of time the plant will have to develop the branches. Not pruning the primocanes will allow earlier ripening than the tip-pruning option, however the canes will become tall and arching, and will develop fewer berries.
Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 5 - 8
Firmness: Moderate
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 Fall Bearing Raspberry Plant bears some fruit the first fall of planting year, and either summers or falls after that depending on how it is managed.
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Contains high levels of Nutraceuticals, a substance providing a healthy benefit to the human body!
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Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.
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This is what one black raspberry plant looks like when it is shipped.


Really a semi-commercial grower. Very happy with the Niwot. Grows well, firm berries, ,prolific and because its an early bearer, it hasn't been bothered by spotted wing dropsophilia and Japanese beetles.

Commercial Grower
Zone 3

Have been growing these for about 8 years, when ever they were first released. The second year I had the problem of no taste, but after that they have been producing great every year for the whole summer. The flavor is great. I do have some double berries but not a big problem.
Pete did a great service to us by developing this everbearing variety. Sorry he has passed.

Home Grower
Zone 5

Planted these Niwot berry's last spring after the frost. Initial growth was slow, but I watered them throughout the very dry summer and the plants grew to over 4' canes. Canes are very small diameter (less than a pencil) and there was no fruit the first year at all. I have pruned the canes back to 3 feet in length and am hoping for some fruit this year.

Home Grower
Zone 5

Niwot Yields were incredible Compare to other varieties in pints per plant. Large well branched kanes on second year plants. Tasty

Commercial Grower
Zone 4

had high hopes for a fall complement to the mac black and jewel I raise and sell early and midseason. the plants all survived and produced well both early and late crop. however the berries were totally tasteless. so much so that I could not risk selling them at the market. such a shame. bush hogging them and plowing up the roots this fall.

Commercial Grower
Zone 6

These raspberries had a high yield the second year. Colorado had a very hot summer and the plants survived and produced very well.

Treva H
Home Grower
Zone 4

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