Raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) require a climate offering moist, somewhat cool conditions. Most commercially available raspberry shrubs are propagated vegetatively, but gardeners can successfully grow the plants at home using fresh seeds.
Seed-grown raspberry plants possess the same potential for fruit production as those grown from cuttings, but with more variable results in the abundance and quality of the fruit. Nonetheless, it is a simple and effective means of creating a new shrub when fresh cuttings are unavailable.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rubus idaeus FULL SIZE Height: up to 2 metres (7 feet) Width: up to 3 metres (10 feet) PREPARATION: Stratification GERMINATION: 3-4 weeks START: Seed Tray SOIL: Garden Soil MATURITY: 2-3 years