Raspberries grow wild in large parts of Sweden and picking wild raspberries is for many associated with summer forest walks.
In the book Raspberry we learn that the berry that has been eaten by humans for thousands of years probably only began to be grown during the Middle Ages. The Romans used raspberry syrup as a remedy for stomach ailments and drinking a tea on raspberry leaves to help with diarrhea or sore throat is an old home remedy that is still used today. Raspberries are easy to grow and thrive in most soils. In step with an increased interest in what is locally produced and useful, the number of raspberry cultivations has increased; both with the lovely, first summer raspberries, but also with the more exclusive autumn raspberries.