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  RASPBERRY  

 

Latin Name : Rubus idaeus

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Idaeobatus
Species: Rubus idaeus

General Info

The Raspberry is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit in summer or early autumn.

It typically grows in forest clearings or fields, particularly where fire or wood-cutting has produced open space for colonization by this opportunistic colonizer of disturbed soil. The raspberry flower can be a major nectar source for honeybees.

As a cultivated plant in moist temperate regions, it is easy to grow and has a tendency to spread unless cut back.

Leaves of the raspberry cane are used fresh or dried in herbal and medicinal teas.

Leaves are found in groups of 3 or 5 and the underside is silver-white in color.

Raspberries contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants.

Plant on 2 ft. spacings.

Self-fertile. Trailing canes must be trellised.

 

Pruning

Prune old canes after harvest for best production.

 

Planting Info

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VARIETIES

DORMAN RED - Variety adaptive to growing in hot south. Producer of large bright red berries. Excellent eaten fresh or in baked goods, although berries are tart. Ripens early June.