How to grow Blue raspberry

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.

Blue raspberry edible 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), flavor remind red, purple or black raspberry.

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How to grow Blue raspberry plant growing and care:

Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits, slight acid soil, rich soil with organic matter, mulch, moist soil

How to care:
Prune for easy harvest, prune once a year better after the fruits, add fertilizer in the early spring put mulch and organic matter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Bare root / Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds (explanation bellow)

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, recommend ensure the quality

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spines

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

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.

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 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

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

How to grow Blue raspberry from seeds

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

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool, dark, dry location

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer

How to plant:
Planting in vermiculite, peat soil or other plant

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

How to grow and 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?
Yes

Time to bury the seeds:
2-3 months

Chilling hour’s requirements:
1000 hours

Scientific name:

Rubus leucodermis

Alternative names: Blue raspberry bush, Blue raspberries, Whitebark raspberry, Blue raspberry tree, White blue raspberry, Blue rasberrys, Blue razberry

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