Thimbleberry growing vine of the genus Rubus also known as Rubus parviflorus, Thimbleberry perennial deciduous plant, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-8.

Leaves color green mostly have 5 lobes the leaves can be more than 10 cm

Flower color white, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals

Thimbleberry fruits

Fruit color red, oval in 1-2 cm, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape, when pick the Thimbleberry fruits the torus stay on the branch, because of this called thimble.

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Requirements for Thimbleberry growing and care:

Trellising, moist, Prune in a way that it’s will be easy to pick the fruits

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorn, Most of the spices are thorny, as it grows as a thorny bush it’s a place for snake

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Redberry mite, aphids

Pruning season:
End of the autumn

How to prune:
inside branches, design the shape

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m. 3-7 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flower, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals

Thinning the bloom:
Until the plant established

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Thimbleberry fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
No special requires

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Vegetative Reproduction

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:
2-3 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Cutting to put on humid soil, when bending the branch sometimes should break it

Scientific name:

Rubus parviflorus

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