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Kyrgyzstani Dewberry
Rubus caesius
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Difficult/S
(Kogultur kara buldurkon; European dewberry) European dewberries grow over a wide area from eastern Europe to central Asia and Siberia. This form was collected in the mountains of central Kyrgyzstan where the berries are commonly eaten fresh or dried, and are used to make syrup and jam. The berries are dark purple blue with a waxy frost that makes them appear grey blue. It is a really spectacular wild fruit. Very tasty. It is also medicinal, used traditionally as a tonic, diuretic, laxative and for many other uses. The seeds require stratification in order to germinate. They can be sown outdoors in autumn in a cold frame or in a submerged seed flat to germinate the following spring. Or they can be stratified in moist sand in a fridge for 1-3 months and then sown in a flat.
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