Dewberry

Exposure
Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Planting Zones
5-8
Shipped As
Bare-root
Ships
5-7 Days
grow-zone
Planting Zones 5-8
Usage
Living Fence, Privacy, Landscaping, Birding, Forging,

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Description

Dewberry Is a variety of taxa of the Rubus species. 

 Dewberry is closely associated with blackberries. Rather than high-arching or erect, they are slightly trailing or woody vine brambles bearing amassed fruits resembling raspberries. The dewberry fruit is edible and can be made into preserves, consumed fresh, or cooked into pies. They are commonly dark purple rather than red.

The plant flowers are mainly between April and June.

 Dewberry is a woody vine with curled prickles that root at the cane tips.

 The older stems are woody and brownish, while the younger ones are green.

The density of flowers is moderate. The dewberry plant looks whitish and is characteristically subtended by a little leaf. They present in tiny clusters or sometimes on long stalks as singles.

 Similar to raspberries, dewberry berries are purple-red, with seeds that are more rigid and extensive in comparison to blackberry seeds. Its fruits are a deep purple, nearly black, and covered in a thin coating of waxy droplets.

As a result, they seem pale blue. Dewberries are less popular since their fruits are tiny and have a distinct sour flavor even when completely ripe.

The plant grows in a trailing habit and reaches a height of approximately two feet. Its red-haired stems are covered in hooked prickles (slender thorns). Its leaves are complex, alternating, and roughly oval with sharp teeth.

They are primarily three-divided, with each of the two lateral leaflets having a pointy lobe. Northern dewberries are low-growing perennial plants that grow like a woody vine, with stems reaching fifteen feet trailing the ground.

 Its berries are tough to reach since they naturally run along the ground. Fruiting canes of dewberries are commonly attached to a wire trellis which helps to keep them off the ground, making the fruit more easily reachable.

 

Habitat

 The plant occurs in abandoned pastures, fields, fencerows, thickets, or prairies. The European dewberry is often limited to coastal areas, especially dune environments.

 Pollination

 Most berries are self-fruitful. For those that aren't, cross-pollination is mandatory to produce a crop.

 

What's the Dewberry Purpose in The Ecosystem?

Several bird types include finches, waxwings, catbirds, relish dewberry fruits, opossums, box turtles, and raccoons. As a source of food, they keep the ecosystem going.

 

 Health Benefits

This fruit is rich in minerals and vitamins and has a low-calorie density, meaning its calorie count is low – up to 0.01 calories per ounce.

The dewberry is a reputable source of Vitamins K and C – approximately 52.9% per calorie. Additionally, they contain low levels of potentially harmful ingredients like sodium, fat, and sugars – up to 0% per ounce.

 Recipe Suggestions

You can experiment with dewberries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Blend them into a smoothie, add them to other fruit cake ingredients, make a cocktail, or add them to your fruit salad are all viable options.

You can also use dewberries to make jam, cobbler, or pie.

Additionally, steeping the dry leaves in sweltering water can make a healthy, herbal tea.

Dewberries are for sale online at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Co.

 

 

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Dewberry Rubus Hispidus

    Posted by Deborah Breyer on Jan 27, 2022

    I have this planted in my backyard. A source of my healthy diet all year. Loving this dearly.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April