Herb latin name: Rubus nitidioides

Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Edible parts of Rubus nitidioides:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and not very pippy, it is of good quality.

Description of the plant:


150 cm
(5 feet)


Habitat of the herb:

Locally abundant in S.E. England.

Other uses of Rubus nitidioides:

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 nitidioides:

Locally abundant in S.E. England.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus nitidioides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.