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For the sound made by humans to simulate flatulence (blowing a raspberry) see the USA term, Bronx cheer

Raspberry
Raspberries
Raspberries
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rubus
Species:idaeus
Binomial name
Rubus idaeus
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Raspberry_(red).jpg
raspberry (red) - watercolor 1892

The Raspberry or Red Raspberry, (Rubus idaeus) is a plant that produces a tart, sweet, red composite fruit (not a true berry) in late summer or early autumn. The fruit is similar to that of the blackberry, but is smaller, softer, and a different color. It typically grows in forest clearings or fields, particularly where fire or wood-cutting has produced open space for colonization by this opportunistic colonizer of disturbed soil. As a cultivated plant, it is easy to grow and has a tendency to spread unless cut back. Raspberry is sometimes eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Emperor Moth, Peach Blossom, The Engrailed, Small Square-spot and Double Square-spot.

Two types are commercially available: the wild-type summer bearing, that produces an abundance of fruit on second-year canes within a relatively short period in midsummer, and double- or "ever"- bearing plants, which also bear a few fruit on first-year canes in the autumn, as well as the summer crop on second-year canes. Raspberries can be cultivated from USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 3.

A golden Raspberry, which is pale yellow, has been selected by horticulturalists.

The black raspberry, also called a blackcap, is not the same plant, being a cultivar (usually) of Rubus occidentalis, a North American species. Several other non-cultivated Rubus species are also called raspberries.

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Raspberry_(black).jpg
raspberry (black) - watercolor 1893



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