Trailing Wild Raspberry
Herb: Trailing Wild Raspberry
Latin name: Rubus pedatus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Trailing Wild Raspberry:Fruit - raw or cooked and used in pies, preserves etc. It makes an excellent jelly. The fruit is juicy and has a rich flavour. Another report says that the flavour is not particularly wonderful and the fruits are small, soft and difficult to pick in any quantity. Flowers - raw. The leaves are used as a tea substitute.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Damp coniferous woods in mountains, C. and N. Japan.
Other uses of Trailing Wild Raspberry: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 Trailing Wild Raspberry:Damp coniferous woods in mountains, C. and N. Japan.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus pedatus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.