Scrambling / Climbing Bush to 2 metres high, 2m wide - shoots up canes from root system to spread.
Atherton Raspberry is a tropical raspberry native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. Unlike the exotic raspberry, this delightful bush tucker fruit can thrive in our warmer climates, and can be found in the wild throughout tropical, subtropical and warm temperate QLD.
This species produces bright red berries, slightly larger in size and milder in taste than the more commonly known raspberries. Eat them fresh (raw) or use them in cakes, jams, jellies, syrups and sauces.
Plant just under the surface of a well drained mix in full sun. Keep moist until germination which can vary from a few weeks to a few months. Pot on when large enough to handle. Full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Prune to shape, makes a great screen/privacy hedge.
We recommend growing Atherton Raspberry in a large pot, due to its aggressive vigour. Left unchecked, it’s not uncommon for a healthy specimen to take over an entire garden bed. For best results, choose a loamy, well-drained soil, and place your plant in full sun, though you may still get reasonable results in part shade.
20 seeds per packet