Herb latin name: Rubus acer

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Edible parts of Rubus acer:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Possibly edible - it is certainly not poisonous.

Description of the plant:


120 cm
(4 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry to wet argillaceous, siliceous or peaty soils.

Other uses of Rubus acer:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Rubus acer:

Dry to wet argillaceous, siliceous or peaty soils.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus acer:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.