History and Facts:
Common cultivated blackberries are all native to North America. They are erect growing perrenial brambles that bear black fruit. Most have thorns, although some are thornless. The berries do not separtae from their receptacles when harvested (as do raspberries.) Dewberries are blackberries that droop and grow along the ground.

Nutritional Value:
Blackberries are a good source of dietary fiber and are low in calories. They are also a good source of vitamin C.

May through September

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