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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked in pies, preserves etc[1][2][3][4][5][6][7].

Young shoots - harvested as they emerge through the ground in the spring, peeled and eaten raw or cooked like asparagus[5][6][8][7].

The leaves and twigs are used as a tea substitute[8][7].

Fruit

Unknown part

Tea

Material uses

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[9].

Unknown part

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Antiemetic[10][11].

The leaves and roots are anti-inflammatory, astringent, decongestant, ophthalmic, oxytocic and stimulant[12][10][11][13][14]. A tea made from them is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, as a tonic for the uterus to strengthen pregnant women, and as an aid in childbirth[12][13][15]. The tea has also been shown as effective in relieving painful menstrual cramps[13]. The active ingredients both stimulate and relax the uterus[13]. They can be used during the last three months of pregnancy and during childbirth, but should not be used earlier[16]. Externally, the leaves and roots are used as a gargle to treat tonsillitis and mouth inflammations, as a poultice and wash to treat sores, conjunctivitis, minor wounds, burns and varicose ulcers[16][15]. The leaves are harvested in the summer and dried for later use[17].

The fruit is antiscorbutic and diuretic[18]. Fresh raspberry juice, mixed with a little honey, makes an excellent refrigerant beverage to be taken in the heat of a fever[19]. Made into a syrup, it is said to have a beneficial effect on the heart[19].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

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[20]. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn.

Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[20].

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Cultivation

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1][21][20].

A parent of some of the cultivated raspberries[21][4], it is often used in modern breeding programmes[22]. This species has biennial stems, it produces a number of new stems each year from the perennial rootstock, these stems fruit in their second year and then die[20].

Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[20].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Rubus strigosus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Rubus strigosus
Genus
Rubus
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
  • Fruit (Unknown use)
  • Stem (Unknown use)
  • Unknown part (Tea)
Material uses
  • Unknown part (Dye)
Medicinal uses
  • Unknown part (Antiemetic)
  • Unknown part (Astringent)
  • Unknown part (Birthing aid)
  • Unknown part (Cardiac)
  • Unknown part (Decongestant)
  • Unknown part (Oxytoxic)
  • Unknown part (Refrigerant)
  • Unknown part (Stimulant)
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    2 x meters
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Simmons. A. E. Growing Unusual Fruit. David and Charles ISBN 0-7153-5531-7 (1972-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Harrison. S. Wallis. M. Masefield. G. The Oxford Book of Food Plants. Oxford University Press (1975-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Harrington. H. D. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0-8623-0343-9 (1967-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.16.2 Turner. N. J. and Szczawinski. A. Edible Wild Fruits and Nuts of Canada. National Museum of Natural Sciences (1978-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.27.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    8. ? 8.08.18.2 Yanovsky. E. Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237. U.S. Depf of Agriculture. ()
    9. ? 9.09.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (1974-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.2 Triska. Dr. Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-33545-3 (1975-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.111.2 Mills. S. Y. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism. ()
    12. ? 12.012.112.2 Grieve. A Modern Herbal. Penguin ISBN 0-14-046-440-9 (1984-00-00)
    13. ? 13.013.113.213.313.4 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
    14. ? 14.014.1 Chevallier. A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants Dorling Kindersley. London ISBN 9-780751-303148 (1996-00-00)
    15. ? 15.015.115.2 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    16. ? 16.016.116.2 Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (1995-00-00)
    17. ? 17.017.1 Launert. E. Edible and Medicinal Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-37216-2 (1981-00-00)
    18. ? 18.018.1 Chiej. R. Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants. MacDonald ISBN 0-356-10541-5 (1984-00-00)
    19. ? 19.019.119.2 Lust. J. The Herb Book. Bantam books ISBN 0-553-23827-2 (1983-00-00)
    20. ? 20.020.120.220.320.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    21. ? 21.021.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
    22. ? Roach. F. A. Cultivated Fruits of Britain. Oxford University Press (1985-00-00)
    23. ? Livingstone. B. Flora of Canada National Museums of Canada ISBN 0-660-00025-3 (1978-00-00)
    24. ? Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 (1970-00-00)


    Facts about "Rubus strigosus"RDF feed
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    Belongs to familyRosaceae +
    Belongs to genusRubus +
    Has binomial nameRubus strigosus +
    Has common nameAmerican Red Raspberry +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
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    Has edible useUnknown use + and Tea +
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    Has hardiness zone3 +
    Has imageRed Raspberry 5 leaves.JPG +
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    Has salinity tolerance
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    Has seed requiring scarification
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    Has seed with dormancy depth
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    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
    Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
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    PFAF cultivation notes migrated No +
    PFAF edible use notes migrated No +
    PFAF material use notes migrated No +
    PFAF medicinal use notes migrated No +
    PFAF propagation notes migrated No +
    PFAF toxicity notes migrated Yes +
    Tolerates air pollution
    Tolerates maritime exposure
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