PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Red Raspberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Rubus strigosus / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  American red raspberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

RAW/COOK

Spring

Leaves

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet/tart

RAW/COOK

July

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT:  Fruit - raw or cooked in pies, preserves etc. Young shoots - harvested as they emerge through the ground in the spring, peeled and eaten raw or cooked like asparagus. .(1)

 

CAUTION: Those who should avoid raspberry leaves: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/raspberry-leaves-edible-93470.html

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Fruit - very high in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, Vitamin A and calcium, chocked full of antioxidants and very good for treating eye diseases. Like the blackberry, the raspberry’s leaves can be used for a tea and to treat minor cases of diarrhea. It is also suggested for regulating menses.(2) The leaves and twigs are used as a tea substitute for medicinal purposes.(1)

·        https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-309/red-raspberry

·        https://draxe.com/raspberry-nutrition

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Rubus+strigosus
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/rubus-ideaus-delicate-raspberry-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_strigosus