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Rubus allegheniensis - Porter.

Common Name Alleghany Blackberry, Graves' blackberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry thickets, clearings and woodland margins[43].
Range Eastern N. America - Nova Scotia to Ontario, New York, Virginia and North Carolina.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus allegheniensis Alleghany Blackberry, Graves


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Rubus allegheniensis Alleghany Blackberry, Graves
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus allegheniensis is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

R. nigrobaccus.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw, cooked or dried for later use[34, 101, 161, 257]. A pleasant sweet and somewhat spicy flavour[3, 159, 171, 183]. The fruit is about 12mm in diameter[200] and can be 3cm long[235]. Young shoots - raw. They are harvested in the spring, peeled and used in salads[183].

Medicinal Uses



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Antihaemorrhoidal;  Antirheumatic;  Astringent;  Diuretic;  Ophthalmic;  Stimulant;  TB;  Tonic.


The roots are antihaemorrhoidal, antirheumatic, astringent, stimulant and tonic[257]. An infusion can be used in the treatment of stomach complaints, diarrhoea, piles, coughs and colds, tuberculosis and rheumatism[257]. The infusion has also been used by women threatened with a miscarriage[257]. The root can be chewed to treat a coated tongue[257]. An infusion of the root has been used as a wash for sore eyes[257]. The leaves are astringent[257]. An infusion can be used in the treatment of diarrhoea[257]. An infusion of the bark has been used in the treatment of urinary problems[257]. A decoction of the stems has been used as a diuretic[257].

Other Uses

Dye.

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[168].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[11, 200]. Plants have biennial stems, they produce a number of new stems from the perennial rootstock each year, these stems fruit in their second year and then die[200]. Often cultivated for its edible fruits in America, it is the parent of many named varieties. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

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[200]. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Australia, Canada, North America, USA,

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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