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:



Plant:
Shrub


Height:
2 m
(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 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 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.