Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, , can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination
Looking to add a unique and delicious fruit to your garden? Look no further than Rubus leucodermis, also known as blackcap raspberry, whitebark raspberry, or blue raspberry. Native to western North America, this deciduous shrub produces red to reddish-purple fruit that turns dark purple to nearly black when fully ripened. The fruit has a high content of antioxidants such as anthocyanins and ellagic acid, making it a nutritious addition to your diet. Rubus leucodermis is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways, including being used raw or cooked in pies, jams, and other recipes. Not only does the fruit have an exceptional flavor, but the plant has additional uses as well. Harvesting young spring shoots and peeling them before eating or cooking offers a fresh and unique flavor, and tea can even be made from its leaves which are high in vitamin C. Rubus leucodermis is easy to grow in British gardens and can yield well, especially on the eastern side of the country. Its suitability for drying and storage means you can enjoy this delicious fruit long after it has been harvested. Add this unique and delicious raspberry to your garden to experience its exceptional flavour and numerous health benefits.