Herb: Mora Silvestre
Latin name: Rubus roseus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Mora Silvestre:Fruit - raw or cooked. An acid to sweet flavour.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Found in the Andes at elevations up to 2800 metres in Bolivia and from 3000 to 3700 metres in Ecuador.
Other uses of Mora Silvestre: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 Mora Silvestre:Found in the Andes at elevations up to 2800 metres in Bolivia and from 3000 to 3700 metres in Ecuador.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus roseus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.