How to grow Blue raspberry

Blue raspberry growing shrub‎ of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus leucodermis or White bark raspberry, Blue raspberry perennial deciduous plants but the branches are biennial they bearing fruit after two years and then new branches replace and bear fruit after two years, grow in temperate, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

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 fruits

Fruit 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).

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Requirements for Blue raspberry growing and care:

Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Blueberry mite, aphids, Bluenecked cane borer

When is the best time to prune a Blue raspberry shrub?
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 cm 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:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Light Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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

Fruit information

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Blue raspberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice, candy

Work requirements on the fruit:
When the birds eat most of the fruit recommend to cover with a net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2 years

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Blue raspberry?
Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Blue raspberry:

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
1-3 weeks

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Blue raspberry?
Suckers – Separate gently from the mother plant, cutting – moist soil and little shade

Edible leaves

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:
Beverage, medical

Scientific name:

Rubus leucodermis

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