Rubus idaeus
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Rubus idaeus

red raspberry

  family rosaceae 
  genus rubus 

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Genus  Rubus Species  idaeus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  red raspberry Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S4968 Data source  GrUnFr p302;MedPl p262
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' 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  gynecologic   conjunctivitis wash Medicinal parts  Leaves   Fruit Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are black in color and separate easily from their calyx. Rubus idaeus is most frequently used fresh. Red raspberry is thought to have beneficial uses as either a gynecologic or a conjunctivitis wash. This plant is not safe for use during pregnancy. The leaves and the fruit are used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Layering Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing  4' - 6' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts black in color and separate easily from their calyx Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Rubus idaeus to produce fruit. Typical crop spacing is 4'. Red raspberry is typically propagated by layering. This plant probably originates from Asia.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rubus idaeus is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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