Raspberry is a perennial shrub that belongs to the family Rosaceae, as well as to the subfamily Rosoideae and originates from Europe and Asia. Today, the plant can be found in almost every country in the world, where it grows in a temperate climate on any type of soil.
Rubus idaeus can be easily identified by its edible fruits, red or pink, which appear in summer and autumn and are sweet or slightly sour.
The white flowers are borne in spring, are numerous and small, on long, spiny stems, and are up to 0.6 inches ( 1.5 cm) in diameter.
The leaves grow alternately, have a dark green color above and white-gray below, and their texture is wrinkled. The edges are pointed, and the leaves themselves are often divided into several smaller pieces.
It is worth noting that in the first year after planting, only leaves appear on stems, and after a year, flowers and fruits are formed.