Raspberry is an edible fruit plants belonging to the genus Rubus. The term raspberry is actually used for the fruits of these plant species. They are in the middle of summer plants, but now a days technology helps in the development of varieties that can be grown throughout the year. Plants need enough sunlight and enough water for proper development. The wet and heavy soil or excess irrigation may lead to the development of fungi responsible for root rot disease and finally the crop perishes. It prefers moist areas of the temperate zone. Seeds can be dispersed by the birds with their excrements.
Raspberries are sometimes eaten by the larvae of some lepidoptera insects. They contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which have beneficial effects on human health. They are a rich source of vitamin C, as well as vitamins 1-3, folic acid, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese.
Raspberry are now available in many hybrid forms and has many varieties, including red raspberry, purple Raspberry, black raspberry, blue raspberry and golden raspberries.
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