Rubus idaeus, Tropical Raspberry, Heritage Red Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

Tropical Raspberry, Heritage Red Raspberry
Family: Rosaceae
USDA Zone: 4-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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Rubus idaeus, commonly known as Tropical Raspberry, is a large shrub that can reach up to 5-10 feet tall. It is a deciduous plant and grows best in full sun but can tolerate semi-shade. It requires regular watering and is a great option for those looking to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to their garden.

This attractive shrub is known for its abundance of pink, white, and off-white flowers that bloom from late April to June, and its sweet and aromatic raspberries that ripen in mid-summer to fall. Its raspberries are dark red with a mild flavor, making them perfect for fresh eating, freezing, jams and jellies. The raspberries are usually thorny, however, some varieties are thornless.

Apart from its beauty, Tropical Raspberry is also known for its ethnomedical uses and medicinal properties. The fruit is high in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, and may be used for calming coughs, colds and sore throats. It is also known for being a good source of dietary fiber, calcium, and iron. It can produce countless fruits in one season and is a great crop for gardens with cooler climates.

To ensure optimal fruit production, it is important that this shrub is fertilized when blooms begin, and that all fruited canes are cut down to ground level at the end of the season. With proper care, this plant can give your garden a beautiful and bountiful harvest year after year.

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Boysenberry, Rubus x aboriginum x loganobaccus

The Boysenberry is a cross among the European raspberry (Rubus idaeus), European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum), and loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus). A prolific producer of sweet-tart, large, reddish black fruit in midsummer on second year growth. The beautiful bountiful berries sit against dark green foliage that make this plant not only useful but beautiful. Plant them as a hedge or border or even in a container for decadent berries at your fingertips. This vine is self fertile and grows and matures very quickly. You can expect fruit as early as its second season. Small white flowers precede the fruit on nearly thornless canes in spring. The fruit can be eaten fresh, cooked, or frozen.
The plant traced back to grower Rudolph Boysen, who obtained the dewberry-loganberry parent from the farm of John Lubben. Boysenberries grow on low, trailing plants and are characterized by their soft texture, thin skins, and sweet-tart flavor. Very large, fragile, purple berry with few seeds. Although this variety is named thorn-less, there are truly no thorn-less Boysenberries. However, this variety has far fewer and smaller thorns than other varieties. USDA zones 5-10.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot