Herb latin name: Rubus gunnianus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus gunnianus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A raspberry of very good quality. Each fruit is made up of only a few drupes.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Open well-drained slopes on mountains over 900 metres.

Other uses of Rubus gunnianus:

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 Rubus gunnianus:

Open well-drained slopes on mountains over 900 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus gunnianus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.