Herb: Rocky Mountain Raspberry


Latin name: Rubus deliciosus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rocky Mountain Raspberry:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit is not highly valued. It is delicious. Dry and of no flavour. The fruit is rather on the dry side and has lots of seeds to very little flesh, but the flavour is delicious. The hemispherical fruit is about 15mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flowering:
May to
June


Scent:
Scented
Shrub

Habitat of the herb:

Scrub and rocky slopes in the Rocky mountains.

Other uses of Rocky Mountain 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 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. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Rocky Mountain Raspberry:

Scrub and rocky slopes in the Rocky mountains.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus deliciosus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.