Fruit in half
there are over 200 different known species of raspberries but only 2 species are grown on a large scale. the people of Troy, in modern-day Turkey, were the first to note an appreciation of the raspberry fruit. in 45 A.D. the raspberry fruit were called “ida,” probably after the mountain they were found growing on. the plant itself was important for medicinal uses long before the fruit-raspberry leaf tea is one common use. 4 A.D. saw the first writings on the cultivation of raspberries. breeding made greater gains when American varieties were crossed with European varieties.