Atherton Raspberry grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Rubus also known as Queensland Raspberry or Rubus probus, Atherton Raspberry perennial evergreen plant and can be used for edible fruits, grows in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+ and with the right overwinter care in hardiness zone 10b.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape and the leaves grow in group of 5 leaves together.

Flower color white sometimes a little bit purplish with 5 petals, the size of the flower 1.5 cm.

Atherton Raspberry edible fruits

Fruit red small, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape, when pick the Atherton Raspberry fruits the fruits the torus stay on the branch

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How to grow Atherton Raspberry growing conditions and care:

Warm weather, moist, rich soil and organic matter

How to care:
Fertilize before blooming season, prune once a year

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds (explanation bellow) / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorns

Recommended planting season?
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 11a, all year in hardiness zone 12+

How to plant:
Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn, winter

How to prune:
Inside branches, design the shape

Size of the plant:
0.5-1.2 m, 20-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when growing in container need to take at least 3 gallon (12 liter) but better bigger, every few years need to switch the soil better to use potting mix or peat soil possible with little perlite, the soil need to be well ventilated and rich soil, put organic matter and humus, except this better to fertilize 2-3 times a year.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
White flower sometimes a little bit purplish, 1.5 cm, with 5 petals

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Fruit information

Fruit harvest season:
Spring, summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds

What can be done with big quantities of Atherton Raspberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
3-6 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Cutting to put on moist soil with high humidity 25C-29C (77F-85F), when bending the branch sometimes should break it

How to grow Atherton Raspberry from seed

Sowing requirement:
High humidity, moist soil, 25C-29C (77F-85F)

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark location in room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring to summer (better not in the summer in the hot days) and in hardiness zone 10b only in the early spring when the weather stable

How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant

Planting spacing:
Better in separate pots, but 2*3cm (0.8-1.2 inch)

Depth of Sowing:
2mm or on the soil

Conditions for seeds germinate:
High humidity, moist soil, above 25C (77F)

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water and don’t let the soil dry

Germination time:
3-8 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, better to use spray for watering the seedling gentle

Scientific name:

Rubus probus

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