Raspberry plant growing shrub of the genus Rubus, 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, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.
Leaves edible in the color is green, leaves used in medical uses in beverage.
Flower color white or purple flower 1-3 cm, with 5 petals grow in clusters.
Raspberry plant fruits
Fruit color can be: red, blue, purple, black, yellow (golden), 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 Raspberry plant growing and care:
Cold winter, slight acid soil, some cultivars require Chilling hour’s requirements: for bearing fruits
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:
Redberry mite, aphids, rednecked cane borer
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
Size of the plant:
0.2-3m (8 inches to 12 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 / Half Shade / outside of the temperate climate recommend 75% Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring – Summer
General information about the flower
White or purple 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:
What can be done with big quantities of Raspberry plant 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
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Red Raspberry plant – red color fruits, the most cultivated species
Blue Raspberry plant – blue color fruits
Black Raspberry plant – black color fruits
Purple Raspberry plant – purple color fruits
Golden Raspberry plant – yellow or golden color fruits
Boysenberry – black colored fruit variety with some other species of rubus
Marionberry – black colored fruit variety with some other species of rubus
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Raspberry plant?
Cutting, basal shoots (Suckers)
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Raspberry plant:
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Raspberry plant?
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 Raspberry plant leaves: