Thimbleberry bears clusters of large, white flowers followed by Raspberry-like, delectably sweet, red berries. Native Americans ate the fruit fresh and also dried it and mixed it 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