Herb: Nagoon Berry


Latin name: Rubus stellatus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Nagoon Berry:

Fruit - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Peaty soil, thickets and tundra.

Other uses of Nagoon Berry:

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. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Nagoon Berry:

Peaty soil, thickets and tundra.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus stellatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.