Raspberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Raspberry fruit (Rubus Idaeus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Raspberry as it is a combination of genus (Rubus) and species (R. idaeus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Raspberry is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Raspberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Raspberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Raspberry Facts are:
- There are more than 200 varieties of raspberries.
- In USA, 90% of the raspberries are grown in Washington, California and Oregon.
- They do not ripe after they are picked.
- A raspberry contain 100 to 120 seeds.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Amity, August Red, Boyne, Canby, Caroline, Comet, Dinkum, Dorman Red, Latham, Meeker, Black Hawk, Hayda, Lauren, Meeker and Latham. It is not available in seedless variety.