[NAFEX] Huge Wild Raspberries

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch_mnd at dataone.in
Sat Aug 30 02:01:50 EDT 2008

Dear Jim,

Will you go there once again and come back with few picture of fruits and 

What is the botanical name of this wild raspberry.  Genus Rubus has a large 
number of species some even growing in tropics.

There is one yellow fruited, Rubus ellipticus which has been described in 

I am interested in reporting your discovery in Fruitipedia.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <jfruth at tds.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 5:54 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Huge Wild Raspberries

>   Until yesterday, I thought that all wild red raspberries bore relatively 
> tiny fruits and that each plant bears few of them.  Yesterday I stumbled 
> upon the exception, clearly what early plant breeders must have found to 
> produce today's commercial varieties.  Those berries were larger than my 
> thumb nail and there were 'strings' of them on a branch.  They are too far 
> out in the woods to be likely garden escapes and it wasn't just one or two 
> plants; there are hundreds of them spread out over hundreds of square 
> feet.
>   If I didn't already have large fruited raspberries, I'd be digging them 
> up to bring some home.  Instead, I'll return next year to see if they are 
> still performing as they are this year.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
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