Raspberry

Raspberry

Latin name: Rubus idaeus
Location: Baker Beds
What it looks like:  Oval shaped green leaves with deep veins on thick spiny, trailing stalks. With small pink-red bobbly-looking fruits.
History:
Raspberries were widely cultivated in England from the 13th century when the fruits were used in food and medicines, with the juice used in artwork.
How to eat it:  Raspberries are delicious eaten raw but can also be cooked in a wide range of desserts such as chocolate brownies, cakes, jams and jellies. Why not have a go at our Raspberry Crumble Cake recipe!
More information: Raspberries are members of the rose family!