Raspberry- Early Black
Early Black is our earliest ripening black raspberry, producing huge tasty fruit that keeps for weeks in fridge...great for farm market sales. ....easy to pick fruit on a non-suckering plants makes ideal candidate for "pick-your-own" operations. Very hardy and shade tolerant so great for Permaculture applications or food forests. Easy care( no spraying) for organic operations as well. Can be grown in shade under all sorts of trees including black walnuts. Tough, hardy and delicious fruit..do we need to say more!
According to this study out of Cornell:
“Black raspberries are an excellent source of antioxidants in the human diet. With 10 or more times the antioxidant capacity than many other fruits and vegetables, even a small quantity of black raspberries added to the diet can significantly increase total antioxidant consumption. As few as four average sized berries (2.5 g each) has a greater antioxidant capacity than 100g (3.5 oz.) of many fruits and vegetables. With this level of antioxidant power, black raspberries can be an affordable, low calorie source of antioxidant in anyone’s diet.”