black caps

As promised (better late than never), I’m going to talk a little about what I did with all those beautiful Ribes specimens from the Germplasm Repository. Last year, I cooked up a heckuva lot of jam and jelly, and though I have so far made a pretty impressive effort to eat and give away a […]


Black Caps

July 20, 2011 · 2 comments

Black caps or black raspberries (Rubus leucodermis)¬†are a rare and delightful treat around here. Okay, so they’re not rare botanically, but I don’t come across them very often, and I’m a big fan. They’re a native cane berry that thrives in disturbed soils, and we are lucky enough that the birds planted (pooped out seeds […]