Jewel Black Raspberry
Ourecky, Donald; Slate, G.
The black raspberry is a native American fruit found growing in the wild from New England to the Carolinas. Plants are most frequently found in clearings or around the borders of fields. Early observers collected plants from the wild for planting into gardens where they respond very well to cultivation and freedom from competition. Many early American nurseries offered black raspberries for sale but did not list any varietal names. The first named variety seems to be the 'Ohio Everbearing' which was found by Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati, Ohio in 1832 and offered for sale. This variety was more or less a novelty because it produced a fall crop. The summer crop was light, berries were small, and poor in quality.
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin35
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Jewel Black raspberry