Raspberry Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen' (PBR) (F)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Not blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
raspberry 'Glen Prosen'


Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen', commonly known as the raspberry, is a deciduous plant that bears the classic characteristics of raspberry cultivars. The plant showcases green, pinnate leaves which are composed of multiple leaflets, often with a slightly serrated edge. These leaves have a soft texture and a matte finish on the surface. During the flowering season, the raspberry produces white blooms which may have a subtle pink hue. These flowers are small and consist of five petals that form a cup-like shape, attracting pollinators to the plant. Following the flowering period, the 'Glen Prosen' variety produces red fruits that are typically conical or rounded in shape, showcasing a bumpy texture characteristic of raspberries. The berries are composed of many small drupelets that cling together around a central core, and when ripe, they come off easily from the plant. The fruits are known for their sweet flavor and juicy texture, making them a popular choice for fresh eating as well as culinary uses. Throughout the growing season, the plant is adorned with sturdy canes that may have small thorns, which are less pronounced in this cultivated variety compared to some others. These canes contribute to the overall structure of the raspberry, supporting both the leaves and the fruit. The 'Glen Prosen' raspberry is recognized not only for its appealing fruits but also for its attractive foliage and the structural interest it provides in a garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Glen Prosen Raspberry

    • Common names

      Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen' (PBR) (F).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The plant commonly known as raspberry, specifically the variety Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen', is not considered toxic to humans. The fruit is edible and commonly consumed. There are no typical symptoms of poisoning associated with this plant since it is not poisonous to humans when ingested in typical quantities as found in food. However, overconsumption or ingestion of large amounts of plant leaves, which is uncommon, may lead to gastrointestinal discomfort in some individuals.

    • To pets

      The raspberry plant, Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen', is generally considered non-toxic to pets. The fruit can be eaten by pets without causing harm, and there are no standard symptoms of poisoning from this plant. However, as with humans, consuming large quantities of the leaves might cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets, though this is not common.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      5 feet (1.5 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Easy to grow - The plant is known for being hardy and easy to cultivate in a variety of soil types.
    • High yield - This variety of raspberry produces a bountiful crop of fruits when given the proper conditions.
    • Sweet flavor - The raspberries from 'Glen Prosen' are known for their deliciously sweet taste.
    • Frost resistant - The plant is able to withstand colder temperatures, making it suitable for growth in many climates.
    • Disease resistance - It has a natural resistance to some common raspberry diseases.
    • Attracts pollinators - The flowers of the raspberry plant attract bees and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity.
    • Long fruiting season - 'Glen Prosen' raspberries have a fruiting season that lasts through summer into early autumn.
    • Pruning not essential - Minimal pruning is required, making it low maintenance compared to other varieties.
    • Edible fruits - The berries can be eaten fresh or used in cooking and baking for various recipes.
    • Aesthetic appeal - The plant produces attractive white or pink flowers which can enhance the visual appeal of a garden space.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Antioxidant: Raspberry leaves contain antioxidants that can help to neutralize free radicals in the body.
    • Anti-inflammatory: It is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in alleviating swelling and pain associated with various conditions.
    • Gastrointestinal aid: Raspberry leaf tea can be used to help with digestive issues, such as diarrhea, due to its astringency.
    • Menstrual relief: The plant has been traditionally used to help with menstrual cramps and to regulate menstrual cycles.
    • Pregnancy support: Raspberry leaves have been traditionally used to help prepare the uterus for labor, although its effectiveness and safety are subjects of debate and should be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
    • Diuretic: It has been used to promote urine production and relieve fluid retention.
    • Immune system boost: The vitamins and minerals in raspberry leaves may provide support to the immune system.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Raspberry 'Glen Prosen' canes can be used in basket weaving or as natural garden stakes due to their strong and flexible nature.
    • The dried leaves of raspberry 'Glen Prosen' can be used to stuff sachets and create a pleasant, fruity fragrance for drawers and closets.
    • Raspberry plants can serve as a natural fence or barrier when planted in thick rows because of their thorny canes.
    • Crushed raspberry 'Glen Prosen' leaves can act as a natural insect repellent when rubbed onto the skin.
    • The plant's canes can be used in creating rustic, eco-friendly crafts such as frames for mirrors or pictures when dried and cut to size.
    • The fruit of the raspberry 'Glen Prosen' can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, offering a pale pink to purple hue.
    • Trimmed raspberry canes can be used as kindling for starting fires owing to their quick ignition when dried.
    • The thorny canes of raspberry 'Glen Prosen' can be used as a training structure for other vine plants in the garden that require support.
    • Fallen raspberry leaves can be collected and added to compost as a source of nutrients, improving soil health.
    • Raspberry 'Glen Prosen' can be planted to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the pollination of nearby garden plants.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Raspberry plant is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Raspberry plant is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Fertility: The raspberry plant, including the Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen', is often linked to fertility due to its abundant fruit production.
    • Protection: Raspberries are thought to offer protection, as thorny bushes can create a natural barrier.
    • Kindness: In some cultures, the raspberry's sweet fruit is associated with kindness and goodwill.
    • Youth: The raspberry's association with youth stems from its perennial nature and the rejuvenation of its fruit each season.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Not needed
Early Spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Glen Prosen raspberry should be watered thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, which typically means watering once or twice a week depending on weather conditions. It's crucial to provide a consistent amount of water, and during the fruiting season, they may require more frequent watering to support fruit development. A deep watering that provides at least one gallon of water per plant each time is beneficial, ensuring moisture reaches the deep roots. In hot and dry conditions, additional watering may be necessary to keep the soil consistently moist, but be cautious not to overwater as this can lead to root rot.

  • sunLight

    The Glen Prosen raspberry thrives best in full sunlight, where it can receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. An ideal spot for this raspberry plant is one that is shielded from strong winds but still exposed to the unfiltered sun. This will support optimal fruit production and overall health of the plant.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Glen Prosen raspberry performs well in a range of temperatures, but prefers the moderate temperate zones. The ideal temperature for growth and fruit production is between 60°F and 75°F. These raspberry plants can survive winter temperatures down to about -20°F, but the maximum temperature they can handle without stress is about 85°F to 90°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is crucial for the Glen Prosen raspberry to remove old canes that have already fruited, which allows new canes to grow and produce berries. Prune in the winter or early spring when the plants are dormant by removing all dead, damaged, or weak canes at ground level. Annual pruning also helps to maintain air circulation and reduces the risk of fungal diseases.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Raspberry 'Glen Prosen' thrives in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. A mix rich in organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, will support healthy growth. Regular mulching helps maintain soil moisture and quality.

  • plantRepotting

    Raspberry 'Glen Prosen' plants typically do not require repotting as they are planted outdoors. Instead, they are propagated by planting canes or runners from the parent plant.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Raspberry 'Glen Prosen' is tolerant to a range of humidity levels and does well in the open air where natural humidity provides adequate conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure full sun, cool temps, and ample air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, well-draining soil, with space for canes.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen', commonly known as red raspberry, begins its life cycle as a seed that germinates in early spring in well-drained, fertile soil with exposure to full sun or partial shade. Upon germination, it develops into a seedling with a small set of leaves, exploiting the cool, moist conditions to establish root systems. Growth continues with the formation of a cane (primocane) in the first year that does not bear fruit but focuses on vegetative growth, producing leaves and new canes from the base. In the plant's second year, the canes (now called floricanes) produce buds that blossom into flowers, which are then pollinated by insects, leading to the development of the recognizable red raspberries typically in late spring to early summer. Once fruiting is completed, the floricanes die back, while the plant simultaneously produces new primocanes that will fruit in the following year, thus continuing the biennial bearing cycle. After several years, the plant may need to be replaced or rejuvenated by cutting it back to ground level to stimulate new growth from its perennial root system.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early Spring

    • The most popular method of propagating the Glen Prosen raspberry, scientifically known as Rubus idaeus 'Glen Prosen' (PBR) (F), is by taking softwood cuttings. This is usually done during the late spring to early summer when new growth is soft and pliable. Cuttings should be about 5 to 6 inches (approximately 12.7 to 15.2 cm) long and contain several leaves. The lower leaves are removed and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone before being planted in a well-draining soil mix. The cutting should then be kept moist and in indirect light until roots develop, which typically takes a few weeks. Once the cuttings have established a strong root system, they can be transferred to their final growing location.