Herb: Arizona Dewberry
Latin name: Rubus arizonicus
Synonyms: Rubus arizonensis
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Arizona Dewberry:Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit can be pressed into cakes then dried and stored for later use.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Partial shade by streams.
Other uses of Arizona Dewberry:A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit. A good ground cover plant.
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 Arizona Dewberry:Partial shade by streams.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus arizonicus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.