PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Wineberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Rubus phoenicolasius / Rosaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Japanese wineberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

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sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

July

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small-medium

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy, A raspberry-type fruit, it is smaller than a raspberry, contains rather a lot of seeds and is not quite such a flavourful fruit, but it makes very nice eating all the same. After flowering, the fruit is enclosed in its calyx until just before it is ripe, this prevents maggots etc getting into the fruit.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: 

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Dye. A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.(1)

 

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

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Rubus+phoenicolasius
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_phoenicolasius
  3. https://infinitespider.com/wineberry-the-edible-invasive (good photos)
  4. http://tcpermaculture.com/site/2014/10/23/permaculture-plants-wineberry