Easy to pick! Firm berries provide durability during harvest. Adapts well to a range of soil types. Upright growth habit. Burgundy fall foliage adds landscape interest. Fruit is outstanding for fresh-eating, freezing, and canning. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid July. Self-pollinating. Note: Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be more susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids to and from nearby raspberry plants.