The Beauty of Blackberries

Do you have a favorite fruit?

A dessert of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries for an IFAS event. Photo taken on 05-16-17.

Without a doubt, blackberries would be one of mine. Their sharp, sometimes bittersweet flavors and unique textures offer a cool and refreshing counterpoint to the infamous heat of the Florida summer.

Bowl of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Photo taken 07-02-21.

However, for all of my delight surrounding the return of blackberries, I know relatively little else about them. A recent Ask IFAS publication, “Floricane Blackberry Pruning Guide for Florida,” gives an interesting overview of growth habits, fruiting patterns, and pruning requirements and timing for floricane blackberries in Florida. The article also discusses necessary pruning equipment.

Want to learn more about blackberries, berries in general, or other kinds of fruit? For more information on agricultural topics, you can always Ask IFAS.


Posted: March 24, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Blackberry, Horticultural Sciences Department, Muhammad A. Shahid, North Florida Research And Education Center, Pruning

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