How to grow Blue raspberry

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

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 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.

Blooming information

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 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?
2 years

Vegetative Reproduction

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:
1-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
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

Blue raspberry seeds

Sowing requirement:
Peat soil, moist, humidity, better in sunny location

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool, dark, dry location

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer

Planting spacing:
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

Germination time:
2-8 weeks

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:
2-3 months

Chilling hour’s requirements:
1000 hours or so

Scientific name:

Rubus leucodermis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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