Purple raspberry grow and care – shrub of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus x neglectus, Purple 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 climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-8.
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.
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: Redberry mite, aphids, Rednecked cane borer
Planting 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 cm from the ground
Pruning season: 0.5-1.5m (2-5 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
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Light Shade
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 – Summer
General information about the flower White or 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: Summer – Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases: Birds
What can be done with big quantities of Purple raspberry fruits? Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit: When the birds eat most of the fruit recommend to cover with a net