Friday, June 26, 2009

Native Raspberry

Here are some pictures from my Native Raspberry, probably Rubus probus.

There are a number of native species. They are surprisingly varied in leaf shape, flower colour, fruit colour and thorniness. Mine has few thorns, but some species are quite spiny.

The berries are not as strongly-flavoured as domesticated raspberries, and have a great many minuscule seeds. I have collected a handful of ripe fruit today and made a wholemeal apple and raspberry streusel cake. Any excuse for cake!

The boys liked the raspberries especially and I don't expect to get any more ripe ones intact to the kitchen.


Anonymous said...

The cake looks delicious! Might there be the possibility of a recipe posted in the future? :)

Chookie said...

OK, see next post!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

So you do have some berries I see. I didn't know that there were some many kinds of raspberries down under but I'm glad that you have them so that you could bake a cake!