Blackberries are a bramble fruit in the rose family. Considered to be one of the most complex of the classified fruits, blackberries are native in Asia, Europe, North & South America. They are most well-known for their larger size and deep purple coloring. With a sweet and tart flavor, they are great not only for fresh eating, but for cooking as well– in both sweet and savory dishes.
We currently grow two different varieties of blackberries that ripen in late August/September, and are available as “we pick” only. When available, we sell blackberries at the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, as well as take orders to be picked up at our farm. Call today to place your order! (507) 252-1309.
FUN FACTS & STORAGE TIPS ABOUT BLACKBERRIES:
- Blackberries are high in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, have a very low sodium count, and have just 62 calories per cup of fruit.
- Traditionally, the leaves and barks of the plant have also been consumed. The leaves are used to treat mild inflammation of the gums and sometimes even sore throats.
- Contrary to popular belief, blackberries are different from black raspberries. The difference being that blackberries have a solid center when picked, while black raspberries have a hollow center.
- Blackberries will last longer if they are stored in the refrigerator. Average shelf life is 3-6 days.