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Rubus idaeus subsp. vulgatus ‘Common White’

See Rubus idaeus L. subsp. vulgatus for a description. The ‘Common White Raspberry’ is probably the wild type.

Horticultural & Botanical History

The Common White Raspberry is probably synonymous with the variety listed by Don as Old White, which he describes as having white fruit of very indifferent quality. It is figured in Pomona Austriaca, the fruit being yellow rather than white [Pomona Austriaca t.63/1792]. This is the illustration used here.


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues as ‘ditto white ditto’, i.e ‘Common White Raspberry’ [Raspberry no.2/1850].


Published Jun 04, 2010 - 02:23 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 03:44 PM

Figured is a fruiting stem with leaves, white flower and yellowish raspberry fruits. Pomona Austriaca t.63, 1792.

Rubus idaeus subsp. vulgatus ‘Common White’ | Pomona Austriaca t.63/1792 | Pomologische Bibliothek


Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Europe, including Britain, to North Asia, but widely naturalised

  • Old White


Common Name

White Raspberry

Name in the Camden Park Record

ditto white ditto (i.e ‘Common White Raspberry’)

Confidence level high