Introduction

Yay, a warm climate native raspberry. The Rubus Probus is commonly known as the Atherton Raspberry, native to the highlands of North QLD.
Raspberries are pretty much my favourite food on the planet, especially when combined with chocolate. So there will be multiple bushes planted, probably in a raised wooden garden bed.

Excellent information at http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/m/discussion?id=2047708%3ATopic%3A323302. They can get quite straggly when unprotected, so growing in a wicking bed would be a great idea. Some prickles.

Eating

This variety is delicious and juicy, and can be eaten fresh off the bush, or makes an excellent jam, sauce, sorbet, cake – everything.

Growing

It grows from 1 to 3m tall, with multiple stems shooting from the ground.
It can grow out of control if not restrained, so it’s best in a large tub or restricted garden bed. It’s a rampant grower with prickly canes and can form an impenetrable thicket.
Likes a lot of light, warmth, water and fertiliser and fruits for a number of months, varying with the climate.

Recipes

A sorbet/sherbet at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/254552/wild-raspberry-sherbet/
A fun diner-style milkshake at https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/raspberry-ripple-milkshakes
A simple but handsome raspberry-chocolate pudding at https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/fudgy-chocolate-puddings-raspberries
And the piece de resistance at https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/chocolate-raspberry-buttermilk-cake

Credits

http://www.witjutigrub.com.au/index.php/info-sheets/19-sweet-native-raspberry-rubus-probus
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/bushfood/Athertonrasp.htm
http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01_cms/details_pop.asp?ID=258
https://tuckerbush.com.au/atherton-raspberry-rubus-probus/
https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/blog/how-to-grow-raspberries/



Appearance

Type: Shrub
Height: Medium
Leaf Size: Large
Foliage: Evergreen
Permanence: Perennial

Functions

Bush Tucker: Yes
Edible Flower:
Uses: Fruit, Dessert, Jam, Pie, Freeze, Cocktail, Cordial
Fire Retardant: Unknown
Interest: High

Growing

Climate Zone: Subtropical
Planting Season: Spring
Harvesting Season: Spring, Summer
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Soil: Well Drained
Frost Tolerant: A Little
Time to Maturity: 1-2yrs
Watering Preference: Moderate