Raspberries in north of Iran: from local wild types cultivation to newly established orchards with recently introduced cultivars
Wild raspberries are found abundantly in northern forests of Iran. They are adapted to grow up from 1500 to 2500 m a.s.l. Until 2015, only wild types were cultivated without any economic impact in Iran. The province of Gilan in the north of Iran is one of the areas where there is a considerable variation of raspberries. This subject was the basis of a research project to identify them. Regional studies have led to the identification of 6 species and to be compared with earlier reports. The berries of these wild types are harvested by local people only for limited use and less attention was paid to gardening and related horticultural practices. In this study, these species of different regions of Gilan were collected and transferred to Lahijan Research Station and, along with the preparation of a Herbarium cutting was performed and samples were transferred to the pots. In this study, we present some characteristics of these wild types of raspberries with limited locally use. Here we present these wild types by some important growing characteristics (related photos are not presented here).
Gharesheikhbayat, R. and Padasht, M.N. (2020). Raspberries in north of Iran: from local wild types cultivation to newly established orchards with recently introduced cultivars. Acta Hortic. 1277, 95-100
raspberry, Gilan, Lahijan, Rosaceae