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:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
25 cm
(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 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 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.