Red Raspberry

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Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry Bush - Rubus idaeus is naturally grown in cooler climates and is relatively easy to grow. There are two types of Red Raspberry Bushes, summer-bearers and ever-bearers. The summer-bearers only bear one crop a season, specifically the summer. The ever-bearers yield two crops, one in summer and fall. With proper care the bush will continuously bear fruit. This bush has biennial stems with the leaves being pinnately compound, with three to five leaflets. The flowers are white to greenish white with single or small clusters. The red raspberry is rounded, two centimeters long and wide, typically maturing between July to September. A beautiful bush to add to any garden it is rarely raided by wildlife, unlike its blackberry counterpart.

Red Raspberry Bush- Rubus idaeus
USDA Climate Zone: 2-7
Bush Height: up to 5 Feet
Bush Width: 2-3 Feet
Soil Type: Tolerates a wide range of soil pH texture and requires adequate soil moisture
Sun: Is adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Why You Should Hit Up The Berry Plants
Health and wellness experts are always finding new inspiring qualities of various fruits and berries. What started out as just being something that was a healthy option for snacking and various sweet treats, began to take on several new properties. Today, there are all kinds of reasons you might consider putting up berry plants in your backyard for a plentiful supply of these healthy little helpers.

The raspberry has quite a lot happening regarding helping your body. For starters, these berries are loaded up with vitamins, minerals and specific nutrients that can help someone who is trying to stay healthy or even those currently dieting. Manganese is heavily supplied through berries like raspberries. In just one cup of these berries, you can get nearly two-thirds of your recommended daily amount. This, along with vitamin C which they also have an abundance of, can help regulate your immune system and ward off sickness while helping your body function optimally.

The blueberry is a multifunctional fruit as well. Not only is it also loaded up with vitamin C and many other minerals helpful to improving the performance of your immune system, but it also has a host of other health benefits as well. For one, it can eliminate the threat of free radicals in your body, which can reduce the presence of disease and even slow the aging process in some people. It is also a part of a recent study to suggest that the consumption of them regularly can reduce the presence of belly fat when coupled with diet and exercise.

The blackberry is an equal partner in effective body functionality. You can find numerous health benefits with this particular berry as well. They promote many healthy functions of your body such as skin health, eye health, digestive tract health, and heart health. This is also an excellent option for those that might be struggling with diabetes, as this can help regulate sugar intake by providing a solid source of fiber and low amounts of natural sugar present within the berry itself.

So there are all kinds of reasons that you might want to hit up the berry plants that might be around you. Or you can streamline this process by finding natural berries in the produce section of your grocery store. These are often best consumed raw, as this does not limit the vitamins and minerals present within them. Cooking them can remove many of these helpful benefits.