Herb latin name: Rubus mesogaeus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus mesogaeus:Fruit - raw or cooked. A good taste. The purplish-black fruit is about 8mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Slopes, forest understories in montane valleys, riverbanks, mixed forests, roadsides and broad-leaved evergreen forests at elevations of 600 - 3600 metres.
Other uses of Rubus mesogaeus: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 Rubus mesogaeus:Slopes, forest understories in montane valleys, riverbanks, mixed forests, roadsides and broad-leaved evergreen forests at elevations of 600 - 3600 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus mesogaeus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.