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There are hundreds of varieties of blackberry plants with different botanical names. Blackberry is just a common name used to refer to many varieties of bushy plants that produce blackberry-like fruits. These fruits, in general, have a distinct colour and flavour. Interestingly, blackberries are not really berries, though the fruits have a berry-like appearance.

Blackberry is a fruit-bearing perennial shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family, which also includes other fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, and apples. Blackberry bushes typically grow to between 6 and 12 feet in height, although some varieties can grow taller. The plant has thorny stems and leaves that are typically dark green and glossy.

Blackberry description and taste

The fruit of the blackberry bush is a small, dark berry that is typically black or dark purple in colour. The fruit is juicy, sweet, and often used for making jams, jellies, and preserves. Blackberries are also commonly eaten fresh.

Blackberries are juicy with a sweet-tart taste. Blackberries are high in antioxidants and are a cancer-fighting superfood. It helps increase the clotting properties of blood.

The fruit should be plump, solid, and fresh for the best flavour and results. 

Growing blackberries

Blackberry grows in a wide range of climatic conditions, from hot summers to cold winters. Also, it is adaptive to different soil types.

Blackberries are native to Europe and Asia, but they are also commonly grown in many regions of the world, including North America, South America, Africa and Australia. In India, blackberries are grown in the Himalayan regions as well as the temperate regions of the country. The bushes can be grown in a variety of soils and climates, but they prefer well-drained soil and a moderate climate with adequate rainfall. They can be grown in the wild or cultivated for commercial or home use.

Blackberries can be grown in pots. Pruning canes after harvesting is a must.

It grows well in full sun or slight shade.

Growth type: shrub 

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Scientific name: Rubus fruticosus

Variety: Bramble

Propagation method: Layering 

Plant size: Medium

Supplier: Saphal Agro

Blackberries are soft, juicy fruit that grows in clusters. Blackberry is a shrub that can be pruned and maintained to height of 5 feet or less. When ripe. Blackberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are best suited for growing in cooler places. See more about Blackberry description and plant growing tips.