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Home | Fruits | Blackberry September 20, 2017
Blackberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 144g
(1 Cup)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62  Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0%
   Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
   Dietary Fiber 8g 31%
   Sugars 31g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Blackberry: Is dark purple almost black fruit. The skin is edible and very fragile. Unripe blackberries are red. Blackberry plants can grow to 10-20' tall and have thorns on the stems. Plants bear fruit after two years. Flowers bloom in late spring to early summer.

You can also propagate blackberries by bending a tip of a blackberry stem to the ground in the spring and weighing it down. If you bury the stem, by the fall, the tip should have roots. At that point, you can cut the plant form the mother plant and dig up the root for transplant.

The blackberry is a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber, manganese and folic acid. Seeds of blackberries contain high amounts of omega-3s and omega-6s, protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins and ellagic acid.

The blackberry root is often used in herbal remedies as a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery. The berry itself can be used raw in desserts or cooked in jams, jellies (once seeded) and even in wine making.

There is a superstition in England about blackberries that may be rooted in truth: You should not pick blackberries after September 29th. Legend says the devil has claimed them and marked the leaves by peeing on them. The grain of truth in this stems from the change in seasons around that date that can cause fruit to become infected with molds which can change the appearance and taste of the fruit.

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  Check back in Fall 2010 for our 2011 rootstock catalog.

Everberring - Prime JimTM - Everbearing type allows blackberry production in regions where most other varieties are not hardy. Prime Jim will fruit on one-year wood in late August and September. We strong suggest supporting the plants by a trellis. Recommended for home gardeners.
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