Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Pruning Required – Needs to be Pruned.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Plant in trenches, spacing 600mm apart. Tie canes against an upright trellis.
They prefer afternoon shade in summer, particularly in hot, dry conditions. Raspberries bear fruit on one-year-old canes, which must be cut back to ground level each winter. Water and mulch plants regularly.
Raspberries bear fruit on one-year-old canes, which must be cut back to ground level each winter. Pick fruits when bright red and ripe.
Medicinal – Raspberries can be taken to soothe sore throats, coughs, colds, chills, to flush the kidneys and bladder, to treat rheumatism mouth infections, and the leaves make an excellent mouthwash.
|Interesting planting ideas|
Plant near garlic, oats, onions, spring, onions, tansy, wormwood and yarrow, they make great companion plants.
Raspberries are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, and B3, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, one of the most delicious health food ever.
|Common pests and diseases|
Beetles eating the foliage at night; leaf spot in damp weather.
Pick fruits when bright red and ripe.
- Botanical name: Rubus idaeus
- Common name(s): Raspberries
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables, Ground Covers and Perennials
These deciduous perennials need cool winters in order to bear well, and do best in the same areas as apples and pears. They prefer afternoon shade in summer, particularly in hot, dry conditions.
Synonym: Rubus carolinianus
Botanical Pronunciation: ROO-bus
Rubus idaeus requirements and featuresinfo on these icons
Requires moderate maintenance.