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:
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:
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:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
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.
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 harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?
Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
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
High humidity, moist soil, 25C-29C (77F-85F)
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark location in room temperature
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
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
Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, better to use spray for watering the seedling gentle
Categories of growing
Planting Season: Spring Planting, Summer planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements: Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow: Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant: Fast growing plants
Plant life-form: Evergreen, Perennial plant, Shrub
Plant Uses: Edible plants
Requirements for watering the plant: Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zones: Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13
Blooming season: Spring flowers
Flower colors: White flower
Harvest Season: Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible Parts: Edible Fruit
Culinary uses: Alcoholic beverages, Dried fruit, Eaten raw, Fruit, Ice pop & Ice cream plants, Jams, Juice