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I bought 5 of these 8 years ago. They grow vigorously in my full sun garden with a nice compost mixture in the soil. I’ve dug up and gifted various shoots. Heaping bowls of berries in summer and fall. Some are massive. This year I started a new area with 40 new bushes to start from these original 5.Vincent D
Great flavor. Great vigor. Great productivity. The BP-1s grew from bare roots to full canes through a severe heatwave and drought and produced large numbers of large berries with high sugar, low acid, and good flavor. They continued producing later than any of my other raspberries (though Double Gold was nearly as late). When I present mixed berries to friends and relatives they consistently identify the BP-1 by flavor and praise them. They have become my favorite red raspberry.Christian C
I bought 25 plants in June of 2020. Nourse was basically out of everything and BP-1 was not even on my list of choices. But it was all they had left so i ordered 25 plants. They warned me that COVID19 panic buying had wiped them out and what was left was not in great shape.Lucy O
Got the plants in about a week and they looked bad. Planted the 20 or so that looked alive in one of our high tunnels ASAP. over the summer they looked worse and worse. Most died, but a few did not and produced a small crop of berries that fall.
The spring of 2021 4 plants came back and by late June were over 7' tall, took over the center of the high tunnel and have been full of flowers that have turned into huge incredible tasting fruit. And those 4 plants, that i have renamed The Monster Berries, have been producing big harvests of the best tasting raspberries i have ever eaten. They have pretty much sold themselves all summer and fall.
I would love to have a high tunnel full of Monster berries, these are the best but deserve a better name than BP-1
Fabulous berries and incredibly heat resistant!!!!Janet
I grow a home garden with 2 45 rows . My berries not only survived but thrived in the 110 heat wave that we experienced here in in Seattle . My Anne and prelude experienced catastrophic damage but not BP 1.
Toronto, Ohio - I bought 5 BP-1 plants this spring (2020). I planted them per the planting/care guide that came with them (very detailed guide that I am thankful for). I am surprised at how much they’ve grown already since planting. There are berries on 2 of the 5 plants. I can’t wait to taste them and give an updated review next season.Billie P
Excited to purchase from Nourse Farms again!
I am now in my second year of BP-1. I started with 10 plants, of which only 5 grew. I received 5 replacement plants and planted those this year, and all 5 of those grew. I have noticed that this variety is slow to initially sprout when first planted (up to 11 weeks) , a bit slow in generating new plants in the spring, and slow for those 2nd year plants to reach the fruiting stage. Winter hardiness of BP-1 seems to be very good. The berries of BP-1 are flavorful and large. No problem there, but the fruit for the fall crop is maturing later than I had expected. Some of my BP-1 plants will in fact fruit later than my Heritage plants, and Heritage is defined as late season for fruit time.Doug H