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Rubus deliciosus - Torr.

Common Name Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Delicious raspberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and rocky slopes in the Rocky mountains[184].
Range Western N. America - Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Rubus deliciosus Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Delicious raspberry


Rubus deliciosus Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Delicious raspberry
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus deliciosus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; North Wall. By. East Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[183]. The fruit is not highly valued[183]. It is delicious[2]. Dry and of no flavour[1, 11]. The fruit is rather on the dry side and has lots of seeds to very little flesh, but the flavour is delicious[K]. The hemispherical fruit is about 15mm in diameter[200].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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 a sunny position[184]. A very ornamental plant[1, 11], it is hardy to about -20°c[184]. The flowers have a delicious perfume[245]. This species is very closely related to R. trilobus[200]. The plant has perennial stems and should not be pruned like normal raspberries[200]. Instead it is sufficient to prune out any dead stems. There are no prickles on the stems[200]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

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]. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Gerald Moore   Sat Apr 22 2006

Where can I buy a start of Rubus deliciosus?

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