Thornless native raspberry cultivated

Rubus Probus - the Native Raspberry
Rubus Probus – the Native Raspberry at the Australian National Botanical Gardens

A thornless native raspberry bush has been found and successfully propagated on Bundjalung country in north-eastern new south wales.

The thornless bush was found growing beside a carpark by wild food researcher Peter Hardwick, who says that this thornless version is more approachable and just as tasty.

Usually collecting native raspberries from a bush will leave you with cuts to your skin or tears to your clothes, this bush is going to be planted in schools and possibly parks for people to enjoy.

Rubus Proba is a member of the bramble family and related to the blackberry and other raspberries. The thornless variety has not been previously identified by European settlers.

Australian Native Plant Society

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