Blue raspberry plant growing shrub or bush of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus leucodermis or White bark raspberry, Blue raspberry plant perennial deciduous plants but the branches are biennial they bearing fruit after two years and then new branches replace the old, grown for the edible fruits, grow in temperate, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9 and with the right care in hardiness zone 10a.
Leaves edible in the color is green, leaves used in medical uses in beverage.
Flower color white flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals grow in clusters.
Blue raspberry edible fruits
Fruit edible color can be: blue and sometimes black or purple, when pick the raspberries fruits the fruits are going out and the torus stay on the branch, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape (circle / oval), flavor remind red, purple or black raspberry.
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How to grow Blue raspberry plant growing and care:
Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil, rich soil with organic matter, mulch, moist soil
How to care:
Prune for easy harvest, prune once a year better after the fruits, add fertilizer in the early spring put mulch and organic matter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bare root / Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds (explanation bellow)
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, recommend ensure the quality
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer
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
Where are blue raspberries grown:
Can be grown when the temperature are not too much high with cold winter above 40C (104F) the plant might die
Pests and diseases:
Mite, aphids, cane borer, aphids
Winter, for cutting the end of the winter the beginning of the spring
How to prune:
Old branches after bearing fruits should leave something like 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) from the ground
What is the size of a Blue raspberry shrub?
0.4-2.5m (1-8 feet), width can be few meters after few years
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water – important that the water won’t sit on the soil with normal drainage
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade – in area of hot summer reduce the amount of sun, just to have a net or under tree with afternoon sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter and in pot of 15 liter better to keep 2 full mature plants and 1 or 2 daughter plants for next year.
Spring to summer
General information about the flower:
White flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom:
Lace of water or nutrients
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators
Blue raspberry fruit information
Are blue raspberries real:
Real as possible, but need to understand that all the beautiful picture probably fake or really good lighting and cleaning and the real color is dark blue with black and white like dust, the plants not a tree more like bush
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Blue raspberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice, candy, ice cream
Work requirements on the fruit:
When the birds eat most of the fruit recommend covering with a net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Vegetative reproduction method:
Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Winter to spring, better in the winter when the plant is dormant, possible spring to summer
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Suckers – Separate gently from the mother plant, cutting – moist soil and little shade
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer
How to harvest the leaves?
From the base of the leaf, not recommend to trim next to fruits
Information about leaves:
Ovate leaves in the edge serrate, the leaves grow in groups 3-5 leaves
Uses of Blue raspberry leaves:
How to grow Blue raspberry from seeds
Peat soil, moist, humidity, better in sunny location
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool, dark, dry location
Spring / Summer
How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant
It’s rare to find real seeds so better to put them in separate pot, when put direct on the ground 30*50 cm 12*20 inches
Depth of Sowing:
1-3 mm possible to on the soil with soil
How to grow and conditions for seeds germinate:
75% of sun to full shade with light, moist soil, better peat that shredded well
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water don’t let it dry
Condition of seedling:
Seedling are gentle better to pour water with spray and not direct water
Do the seeds require burying?
Time to bury the seeds:
Chilling hour’s requirements:
Alternative names: Blue raspberry bush, Blue raspberries, Whitebark raspberry, Blue raspberry tree, White blue raspberry, Blue rasberrys, Blue razberry