Herb: Wild Raspberry
Latin name: Rubus calycinus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Wild Raspberry:Fruit - raw or cooked. The red to dark red fruit is up to 14mm in diameter. It is possibly edible - it certainly is not poisonous.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Moist shady banks and forests, 2100 - 3000 metres. Slopes, forests and forest margins at elevations of 1200 - 3000 metres.
Other uses of Wild Raspberry: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. 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 Wild Raspberry:Moist shady banks and forests, 2100 - 3000 metres. Slopes, forests and forest margins at elevations of 1200 - 3000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus calycinus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.