Ohio’s Treasure Black Raspberry
Ohio’s Treasure Black Raspberry is a first generation Ever Bearing Black Raspberry, and will revolutionize the popularity of Black Raspberries by tripling the length of the harvest season. Another bonus, this variety can be mechanically pruned to six inches in height, eliminating detailed hand pruning. The berries have a pleasant flavor with good balance of sweetness and freshness. The fruits are considered medium in size and average 2.1 grams per berry. The fruit quality is acceptable such as Jewell with 2.5 grams per berry. The fruit quality is acceptable for U-Pick farms, local farm markets, and gardeners. The plants have high vigor, producing two crops per year. In most parts of the U.S., the plants can be mowed to the ground after the foliage naturally falls. The stems regrow in the spring and begin yielding fruits in the middle of August and will continue to produce fruits until the middle of October. If the canes are left to over winter, they will produce a late spring crop at the same ripening time as Jewell. Ohio’s Treasure will yield 1.5 to 2 pounds of late spring or early summer fruit every year. The yields are consistent with other major cultivars, such as Bristol and Jewell. However, if both summer and fall crops are harvested, yields will be more than three pounds per plant per year. Other advantages with the Ohio’s Treasure; its fall bearing canes will escape spring frosts and winter injury, thus escaping diseases associated with winter damage. The plants are cold tolerant to USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8.
Stokes Berry Farm Wilmington, Ohio PPAF
Latin Name: Rubus ssp.
Site and Soil: Ohio’s Treasure Black Raspberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Raspberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Raspberries are hardy to minus 20º F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height.
Ripening Time: Late spring-early summer and August-October.
Yield: 2+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Raspberries are generally free of insect and disease problems.
USDA Zone: 3-8