Common red raspberries, Credit: Mako CC BY 2.0


  • Up to 2 m in height
  • Prickly spreading stems, becoming smoother with age
  • Alternate compound leaves on prickly stalks, usually with three to five leaflets per leaf
  • Flowers white/green


  • Moist, temperate regions

Harvesting Time

  • Summer

Uses and Related Information

  • Berries can be eaten raw, made into jams, jellies, or juices or added to desserts
  • Young, peeled stems are edible in both raw or cooked preparations
  • Some people boil the leaves into a tea to treat diarrhea and cramps


Do not consume wilted leaves, which can be toxic