Blackcap Raspberry, Thimbleberry, Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis

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Botanical Name:

Rubus occidentalis







Common Name:

Blackcap Raspberry, Thimbleberry, Black Raspberry

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap 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.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required, may also require warm stratification, so germinatioin may be delayed by 1 year.
In a Nutshell:
* The common wild black raspberry; 1/2" white flowers followed by clusters of delicious shiny black fruit; arching canes root where the tips touch ground. more...
* Black raspberries are high in anthocyanins. This has led to their being very useful as natural dyes. Anthocyanins are also antioxidants, so there is interest in black raspberries for their potential nutraceutical value. more...
* Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[ more...
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