Blue raspberry plant growing shrub of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus leucodermis, 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 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 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).
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Requirements for Blue raspberry plant growing and care:
Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil, rich soil with organic matter, mulch, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /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
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 15-20 liter (4-5 gallon) amount of water need that the water go out of the pot better not to use bottom of pot, need to put enough water, every two years to switch soil in the pot don’t let more than 3 plants to grow in the container one mother and two daughters or the opposite, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.
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 plant 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:
Blue raspberry seeds
Peat soil, moist, humidity, better in sunny location
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool, dark, dry location
Spring / Summer
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
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:
1000 hours or so