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?
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:
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:
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 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?
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?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Blue raspberry?
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: