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Blackberries

Blackberries are relatives to the raspberry. They’re considered both a fruit and a weed; in fact, some countries consider the blackberry to be an invasive species. They contain a sizable portion of the daily recommended dosage for dietary fiber.

Origin:

Europe

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: Perennial plant (produce for multiple years).

Fall: TRANSPLANTS: Plant outdoors in fall or winter.

Preferred Growing Climate: Full sun

Planting Depth: 1″ deeper than grown in nursery

Plant Spacing: 3′ for upright varieties, 4′ for trailing varieties

Days to Germinate: N/A

Days to Harvest: Berries are ripe mid-summer – August

In Season:

Year-round

Pairs Well With:

Other berries and fruits, jams

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 43

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.5 g ? ?0%

Saturated fat: 0 g ? ?0%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 1 mg ? ?10

Potassium: 162 mg ? ?4%

Total Carbohydrate: 10 g ? ?3%

Dietary fiber: 5 g ? ?20%

Sugar: 4.9 g

Protein: 1.4 g ? ?2%

Vitamin A: 4% ? ?Vitamin C: 35%

Calcium: 2% ? ?Iron: 3%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 0%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.