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Common raspberry is a perennial branchy prickly shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family. After fruiting, they dry out, and new annual shoots are formed from the root system.
Flowering period: June July, ripening period: July August. Fruiting is strongly influenced by weather conditions. Therefore, there is no stable harvest. The rains during flowering play a bad role, as it prevents pollinating insects from flying.
Two breeding methods: vegetative (cuttings and making) and seeds.
Common raspberry grows in the zone of mixed and coniferous forests. in glades, in damp and shady places, along the rivers of the European part of Russia, Central Asia, Ukraine, Western Siberia.
Raspberry fruits have healing properties and are widely used in both traditional and folk medicine. They must be collected in good sunny weather, when the fruits have dried out from dew. Before drying, it is better to spend the day in the sun. For drying, they are laid out in a thin layer of 2 - 3 cm and dried in an oven at a temperature of 60 degrees. Useful substances are stored for 3 years.
Common raspberries are used not only for medicinal purposes, but it is also a very tasty berry. Compotes, jam are made from it, frozen and dried. Frozen raspberries can be dipped in boiling water for a couple of minutes and they are ready to eat. Dried raspberries are good for tea. You cannot do without it during a cold, as it contains a lot of vitamin C and is a good antipyretic agent.