Herb: Kittatinny Blackberry


Latin name: Rubus bellobatus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Kittatinny Blackberry:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The oblong fruit is about 30mm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Habitat of the herb:

Thickets and woodland edges.

Other uses of Kittatinny Blackberry:

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 Kittatinny Blackberry:

Thickets and woodland edges.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus bellobatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.