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Raspberries

Botanical name:

Rubus idaeus

 

raspberries

 

Description:

 

The raspberry is an edible fruit plant that belongs to the plant species called the rose family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus. Raspberries are perennial with woody stems.The raspberry plant has a green oval shaped leave. Whilst growing the raspberry is green and followed by a purple the finally finishing on red.

 

Raspberries uses:

 

The raspberry bush leaf are used for many reasons such as raspberry leaf tea, a herb and also can be used in a herbal medicine!!

They can also be used in many recipes such as raspberry and choc chip cookies,  raspberry pies and cheese cakes.

When harvesting the raspberry bush you can also use the leaf as well as the red fruit.

 

Planting and growing;

 

Raspberries love moisture, so try soaking the roots for an hour or two before planting. Dig a hole that is roomy enough for the roots to spread. Space plants about 6 meters apart, in rows 8 feet apart. After planting, cut back canes, leaving 16 to 20 centimetres

 

Recipes:

 

Raspberry cupcakes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/raspberry_and_cream_89607

 

Raspberry pie:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/favorite-fresh-raspberry-pie

 

References:

 

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/

http://wellnessmama.com/5107/raspberry-leaf-herb-profile/

http://googleimages.com.au