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Botanical Name:

Rubus Fruiticosus






Blackberries are a type of edible fruit found in the wild and in gardens. Blackberries can grow up to 9 metres tall and have thorns that can rip through denim jeans. Blackberries look a little like raspberries but a black/purple colour. They start off as a green colour then turn red and when they are ready to be picked the are black/purple colour.


What are its uses:

Blackberries are used to make medicine and are use for diarrhea, fluid retention, diabetes, gout, pain and swelling. It also has properties that are said to prevent heart disease. Blackberries contain chemicals that have antioxidant.


Planting and growing:

Blackberries are fairly easy to grow. To grow blackberries they will need to be in a mostly sunny spot. they need to be at least 1.5m apart, you need to plant shallowly (about 2.5cm in the ground). You can plant them during autumn unless it is cold then plant during spring.