As with other berries, blackberries are known to be highly nutritious and are considered a superfood. High in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, they are a great addition to your daily diet - providing a ton of antioxidants, helping to improve brain function, and boosting the immune system.
Relatively easy to grow, even just one blackberry bush can provide an abundant harvest - perfect for on-the-spot snacking or collecting and preserving for jams and pies. Best of all, they are perennial and will return to provide you with more fruit year after year.
Growing blackberries in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Rosaceae
Nutritional Information For Blackberries
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.5 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g||-|
How to Grow Blackberries in Your GardenSoxx®
Blackberries prefer slightly acidic soil that is rich in organic matter and well-draining. There are three types of blackberry bushes you can grow: Erect, Semi-Erect or Trailing - and while the erect bushes will not need any support, the other two will. Starting blackberries from seed can be a long process and you will likely not have a harvest for at least 2 years. We recommend purchasing a small bush from a nursery, and while you should get a harvest in the first summer they are planted, the harvest should increase significantly the following year. The bushes should be planted early in spring to give them a chance to root and grow.
Blackberries Seed to Harvest Time: Blackberries can take 2-3 years to produce a harvest when planted from seed.
How to Harvest Blackberries
Blackberries are best harvested by hand, and picked when they are perfectly ripe as they will not continue to ripen once removed from the plant. If the plant is wet from morning dew or rainfall, allow the berries to dry in the sun before picking them. Once they have been picked, consume them within 2-3 days for optimal freshness. Any longer than that, and they will be best suited for jam or a smoothie!