Giant Colombian Blackberry
Herb: Giant Colombian Blackberry
Latin name: Rubus nubigenus
Synonyms: Rubus macrocarpus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Giant Colombian Blackberry:Fruit - raw or cooked. A loganberry-like flavour. This species has probably the largest fruit of the genus, it is up to 5cm long and 2.5cm wide, fruits as large as a hen's egg have been seen.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Found at elevations between 2600 to 3400 metres.
Other uses of Giant Colombian Blackberry: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 Giant Colombian Blackberry:Found at elevations between 2600 to 3400 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus nubigenus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.