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RASPBERRY - ATHERTON

Raspberry - AthertonBotanical Name: Rubus probus
Description

Native to the highlands of far North Queensland, this raspberry is a sweet red-orange berry that grows on an upright suckering, sprawling ground cover with cane-like stems. It is delicious eaten fresh. Their popularity means they are often on supermarket shelves. The taste is milder than the European raspberry. The plant is very resilient to warmer growing conditions and can produce up to 3 kg per plant. It does need some management so it won't take over the garden, grow it where the suckers can be mowed over, or alternatively grow it in a large pot.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

First Year

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June, July, August

 

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Raspberry - Atherton

Great producer, I have had nearly 6 months of fruit this year, you can pick fruit nearly every day, not as tasty as the regular Raspberry, but worthwhile in any garden, watch the thorns though. | David O'bryan - Mansfield, QLD 18-Oct-2008

Raspberry - Atherton

Lots of nice fruit, but plant needs to be kept under control as can become invasive, spreads very quickly from underground running roots. | Dorota Stock - Brisbane, QLD 30-Oct-2008

Raspberry - Atherton

This is a great article on native raspberries: http://asgap.org.au/APOL22/jun01-1.html | Kathy Bradley - Newcastle, NSW 14-Jun-2009

Raspberry - Atherton

Quick growing, prolific producer and hardy. It is a great plant for general consumption and as an additive to sauces, chutney and jams. I recommend keeping in a pot as can be invasive. | Andrew Cory - Burringbar, NSW 04-May-2017
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Raspberry - Atherton 10/10

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2053 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Spring 2008: This was a gift from a friend. I beleive that it is an Atherton Rasberry (rubus probus which is also known as rubus fraxinifolius) (see http://asgap.org.au/APOL22/jun01-1.html).


The fruit are awesome! So tastey and it is so prolific. It fruits early too so I haven't had any trouble at all with fruit fly (unlike the blackberries).


It is not at vigorous as the non-native rasberries but it still spreads so I keep it in a pot. The canes are also shorter and mostly self-supporting so you don't need to prop them up. It drinks a lot and will get droopy if you let it dry out. It has been fruiting for about 2 months now and there are still flowers coming!


I have orders for canes from all my friends but I don't know when they'll get any because I am NOT disturbing it til it stops fruiting! YUMMERS!!!!!


Autumn 2011: I think that we have a brave kangaroo that has developed a liking for the leaves. I went out this morning to find a branch completely leafless. Kindly it ate around the flowers. It is a discerning animal too as it only ate the leaves from ONE of the bushes! :O)


Spring 2011: We've been enjoying fruit since the very beginning of spring. So yummy. The fruit is at its best just before it or immediately after it has fallen. Don't PULL them off because they won't be as tastey. Tickle them a bit and if they fall off on their own then they are perfect.


I cut off all the finished fruit stalks. I find that this encourages new grow and flowers which means more fruit!!


This year we have had a LOT of heavy spring rain and a lot of the fruit was damaged, either by getting knocked off and smashed into the ground or the mud was splashing up so high that it was getting embedded into the fruit. To prevent fruit loss I build a garden bed   around the pot and filled it with peas straw. The soft straw provides a soft landing for the fruit and I haven't lost any since.


Summer 2011: We have had a visit from our kangaroo again. Though I think that it might have developed a preference for the native violets in one of the other pots as there was only a little damage to the raspberry. Maybe it got a thorn in its mouth?


Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 5

First Fruited: 12 Months after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Fallen fruit can attract tiny slugs so get to them before the slugs. Also gets white scale which I scrub off with a toothbrush and spray the area with pest oil.


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Raspberry - Atherton 10/10

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2093 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Growing very vigorously and taking over their patch of the garden (enclosed by concrete strips, next to lawn). Fruit is sweet and subtle.

Fruiting Months August, September, October

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None


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Eataust1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2960 days 23hrs

Comments: - Wrong climate and location, I think.  It doesn't appear to appreciate clay soil and dry situations.  Will try again with better soil and location.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Raspberry - Atherton (Seedling) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2718 days 23hrs

Comments: - Invasive if not contained - easy to grow with tasty red fruits

Fruiting Months January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November, December

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: None

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Wenny says... [2330 days 13hrs ago]
Hi,HappyEarth,Could you give me some of your Raspberry and jujube cutting?I would like to try to grow with cutting,my email is LHY196703@hotmail.com.Thanks.

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Raspberry - Atherton (Seedling) 10/10

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1904 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Very easy to grow, bit harder to contain within one area. Growing in retaining wall now. Lots of fruit, my child loves them.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 0.8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 50% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Atherton (Seedling) 10/10

AnneMariesAlstonville1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1843 days 12hrs

Comments: -

provides plenty of fruit. Needs hardly any care.

Fruiting Months August and September

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: not much

Organic Status:Organic


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Raspberry - Atherton 9/10

KMP's Edible Fruits
Update: 2417 days 20hrs

Comments: -

collect fruit every morning in winter and spring

Fruiting Months July, August, September, October

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 3

First Fruited: 3 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: potash

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Question:

when to cut back?


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 985 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Had to dig up and repot in the end they all died

Qty: 4

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2657 days 15hrs ago]
Dug out 2 years ago but won't replant in a garden as it goes nuts, spreads very quickly so will be staying in a big pot for ever...

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Raspberry - Atherton (Cutting)

Skybow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 342 days 13hrs

Comments: - Received some cuttings from a friend on two occassions, in winter, and spring, but neither time did they make it. Not sure why.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Rev 's Edible Fruits
Update: 2978 days 23hrs

Comments: -

excellnet vigour, but poor bearing and fairly insipid


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Kathy2 says... [2458 days 20hrs ago]
Oh Rev that is so sad. Mine has gone mad this year. So much fruit and my partner says he likes it better than the normal raspberries! Where abouts do you have yours? Maybe he wants more water or sun? Mine likes a good feed too.

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MNash1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2654 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Grows as a weed in the rainforrest out the back, Not worth the time.

Not as sweet as Heritage

Planted: 2003


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