Herb latin name: Rubus kuntzeanus
Synonyms: Rubus innominatus kuntzeanus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus kuntzeanus:Fruit - raw or cooked. A good flavour. The orange-red fruit is about 20mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Slopes, roadsides and thickets at elevations of 800 - 2000 metres.
Other uses of Rubus kuntzeanus: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. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.
Cultivation of Rubus kuntzeanus:Slopes, roadsides and thickets at elevations of 800 - 2000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus kuntzeanus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.