Thimbleberry bears clusters of large, white flowers followed by Raspberry-like, delectably sweet, red berries. The fruits can be eaten fresh and also dried and mixed with other berries. This attractive small shrub has very large and soft, maple leaf shaped foliage.
Latin Name: Rubus parviflorus
Site and Soil: Thimbleberry likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: This berry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: This berry is hardy to minus 30°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late July-August
Yield: 1-2 pints
Pests & Diseases: Thimbleberry is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed