Rubus chamaemorus
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Rubus chamaemorus


  family rosaceae 
  genus rubus 

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Genus  Rubus Species  chamaemorus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cloudberry   avrons   maroshka Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S2677 Data source  GrUnFr p85
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  10" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is a globe shaped drupe ripening from red to amber. It is very juicy with an apricot-scent and flavor. Rubus chamaemorus is typically used in preserves. Cloudberry (sometimes called avrons and maroshka) is most commonly used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Dioecious Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Very hardy Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked   Preserves Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts a globe shaped drupe ripening from red to amber Flavor / texture  very juicy with an apricot-scent and flavor
Horticulture notes  Because Rubus chamaemorus is dioecious, both a male and a female of the species are needed for proper pollination. Cloudberry (in some places called avrons and maroshka) probably originates from Northern Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rubus chamaemorus is an herbaceous perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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