West Indian raspberry growing subshrub of the genus Rubus also known as Roseleaf bramble or Rubus rosifolius, West Indian raspberry perennial evergreen or semi deciduous plant, grow in tropic, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green, the shape like rose leaves and used in medical uses in beverage.

Flower color white 1 cm, with 5 petals

Rubus rosifolius fruit

Fruit color red, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape. When pick the West Indian raspberry fruits the fruits the torus stay on the branch.

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Requirements for Rubus rosifolius growing and care:

Warm weather, moist

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:

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn, winter

How to prune:
Inside branches, design the shape

Size of the plant:
20-30 cm, 8-12 inches

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, 70% full sun

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 cm, with 5 petals

Thinning the bloom:
Until the plant to become acclimatized

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

Work requirements on the fruit:
Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice

Work requirements on the West Indian raspberry fruit:
No special requires

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

Ripening of fruit
Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home

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

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 West Indian raspberry leaves:
used for beverage, used medical

Scientific name:

Rubus rosifolius

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