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Scientific Name: Rubus ursinus

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Rubus ursinus


  • Perennial
  • Youngberry is a hybrid between Blackberry and Dewberry and consists of long trailing canes which can grow up to 6 or 7 meters in length.
  • It has broadly ovate leaves, bears sweet, juicy red-blackish berries in summer and will reach full production after about 3 years.
  • Plant in well-drained soil and full sun.
  • It needs support against a wall, fence, or trellis.
  • Cut old stems once the plant has fruited and leave about 5 stems on each plant - keep them tied whilst growing through summer.

Culinary Uses

  • Youngberry fruit has a deep wine color, has few seeds and little core and is eaten raw, cooked or used in making jam, juice, jelly, syrup, wine and liqueur.

Parts Used

  • Fruit, leaves and root.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Youngberry is rich in Vitamin A, B1, C and organic acids, sugars and pectin.
  • The roots and leaves contain tannins and flavonoids.
  • Dried leaves are made into tea and are used in herb tea blends.
  • They are claimed to have various medicinal properties as do the roots which are dried and used in decoctions.
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