Holy bramble growing shrubs or vine of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus ulmifolius sanctus, Holy bramble perennial deciduous plant, can grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.
Flower color pink, 2-3 cm, with 5 petals.
Holy bramble edible fruits
Fruit color is black-purple, fruit are black assembled from small cells that put together a round shape (circle / oval). When pick the Holy bramble fruits the fruits taken with the torus
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How to grow Holy bramble growing and care:
Prune in a way that it’s will be easy to pick the fruits, Trellising
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds (possible but not recommend and it’s hard to find plants)
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorny, as it grows as a thorny bush it’s a place for snake
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
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Inside branches, design the shape for easy pick up the thorn are vicious
Size of the plant:
2-7 m. 6-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible in half shade but will bloom less and less fruits
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
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.
General information about the flower
Pink flower, 2-3 cm, with 5 petals
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Holy bramble fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Cutting to put on humid soil or glass of water, When bending the branch sometimes should break it
Rubus ulmifolius subsp. sanctus