Young shoots - raw or cooked like asparagus. They are harvested in the spring as they emerge through the soil and are still tender. A tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves. The young shoots can be made into a tea, usually mixed with the young shoots of other Rubus species.The half-ripe fruits can be soaked in water to make a pleasant drink.
A decoction of the roots has been used in the treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery. The roots have been used as a disinfectant wash on infected sores. The fresh fruit has been eaten in the treatment of diarrhoea. A decoction of the entire vine has been used in the treatment of stomach complaints, diarrhoea and a general feeling of sickness.A decoction of the vines and roots has been used in the treatment of vomiting and the spitting of blood.
Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn.Division in early spring.
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This species is the parent of many hybrid cultivated forms, including the loganberry and the primus berry. Some botanists include the cultivated loganberry (treated here as a separate species, R. loganobaccus) under this species. This species is a blackberry with 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.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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