Blue raspberry plant grow and care – 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.
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.
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
Pruning season: 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: Fast growing
Water requirement: 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? No
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.
Bloom season: 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: Birds
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