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Rubus occidentalis

Black Raspberry

Family Rosaceae


Use
Raw, Jam, Tea, Salad, Cooked. Fruit can be eaten raw, made into jams, or baked into baked goods. The leaves can also be used for tea and the shoots can be used in a salad.


Description

Growth Form: Angular, arching stems. Grow in bramble form as a thorny shrub.

Leaves: 3-7 Leaflets of ranging sizes.

 

Black Raspberry (Emily Silver, Peru MA)
Leaves

Black Raspberry (Emily Silver, Peru MA)
Fruit


Flowers:
White 5-petaled. Appear from April to July.

Fruits: Red fruit that turns black when ripe. Seeds clustered together. Available from June to September

Habitat and Range

Sunny areas. Thickets or edges of pastures across the Northeastern United States.

Season

Shoots harvested in spring. Leaves and fruit harvested in summer.

Black Raspberry (Emily Silver, Peru MA)
Branch


Fun Facts

Black raspberries are indigenous to North America; the cross between a blackberry and a raspberry dates back to 1893 in Geneva, New York.

 

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