Herb latin name: Rubus amabilis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus amabilis:Fruit - raw or cooked. Large with a good flavour. A sweet taste. The fruit is about 16mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Scrambles on the forest floor, 1300 - 3800 metres. Foothills, along ditches, montane valleys, slopes, forests, thickets, forest margins and roadsides at elevations of 1000 - 3700 metres.
Other uses of Rubus amabilis: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 3°C 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. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of Rubus amabilis:Scrambles on the forest floor, 1300 - 3800 metres. Foothills, along ditches, montane valleys, slopes, forests, thickets, forest margins and roadsides at elevations of 1000 - 3700 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus amabilis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.