This rare raspberry is found with the wild black raspberry where it is identical in all aspects except the fruit is a bright yellow with green canes. The mild flavored fruit is 1/4-1/2” in size and produced in clusters all along the canes.
This is a natural 'variant' or subspecies found in Michigan. There is also a white fruited type of it found on the east side of the state. It can be grown from seed as it comes out true. One of the advantages of this seed selection is the clean fruit which has a kind of pineapple flavor. Grows like the black raspberry in all respects including tip layering.
Selections could be made from this variant as some individuals seem to be more vigorous than others. In our planting areas, we have not found a yellow one that produced black fruit so far but it is possible as they are open pollinated. The canes and leaves are also yellow-green so it is easy to spot 'in the wild' if you are looking for it.
|Genus & Species||Rubus occidentalis Flava|
|Pollination Requirements||Self fertile.|
|Soil||Grows in most soils but not wet.|
|Ease of Cultivation||Super easy to grow and fruit. Avoid heavy shade. Almost always comes true from seed but not 100 percent.|