Thimbleberries are a California native that produce fruit similar to raspberries, but with a flattened thimble shape and a much more delicate flavour. Preserves made from the fruit are a delicacy indeed, as the plant is much less productive than its cousins. This plant is quite ornamental, with large palmate leaves, large white spring flowers, and colorful fall foliage. A great addition to any edible landscape or forest garden.
Water: Regular watering with moist soil
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Erect canes to 8' tall
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Average, well-draining soil
Origin: Western North America from Alaska down the West coast to California, East to the Rockies, and on to the Great Lakes region
Additional Characteristics: California Native