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Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)

Wikipedia Abstract

Rubus idaeus (raspberry, also called red raspberry or occasionally as European raspberry to distinguish it from other raspberries) is a red-fruited species of Rubus native to Europe and northern Asia and commonly cultivated in other temperate regions.
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Bloom Period [1]  Spring
Drought Tolerance [1]  High
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [1]  Medium
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [1]  88 days
Fruit/Seed Begin [1]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [1]  Summer
Growth Form [1]  Thicket Forming
Growth Period [1]  Spring
Growth Rate [1]  Moderate
Hazards [1]  Slight Toxicity
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Bees, Flies, Bats
Propagation [1]  Bare Root, Container, Cutting, Seed, Sprig
Root Depth [1]  12 inches (30 cm)
Seed Vigor [1]  High
Seeds Per [1]  269999 / lb (595247 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [1]  Erect
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit; A fibre obtained from the stems is used in making paper; The stems are harvested in the summer after the fruit has been eaten, the leaves are removed and the stems are steamed until the fibres can be stripped. The fibres are cooked for 2 hours with lye and then hand beaten with mallets or ball milled for 3 hours. The paper is light brown in colour; A decongestant face-mask made from the fruit is used cosmetically to soothe reddened skin;
Flower Color [1]  White
Foliage Color [1]  Green
Fruit Color [1]  Red
Fruit Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Height [2]  6.56 feet (2 m)
Width [2]  4.92 feet (1.5 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 0 Low Temperature: -65 F° (-53.9 C°) → -60 F° (-51.1 C°)
Light Preference [4]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [4]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [4]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [4]  Moist
Screening - Summer [1]  Moderate
Screening - Winter [1]  Porous
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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
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External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
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11Anthophora abrupta Say (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jason R. Graham, Jamie Ellis, Glenn Hall, Catherine Zettel Nalen, University of Florida, December 2011
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Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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