Are you looking to start a blackberry garden? These berries are great for jams and pies or simply for eating straight off the plant! As their deep color indicates, blackberries are extremely high in antioxidants and anthocyanins. Blackberries are a very productive and easy-to-grow fruit!
Raspberries are flavorful gems that are so easy to grow and so delicious that they should be a staple in all gardens! Eat them fresh or cook into jellies, jams and pies. Raspberries freeze well for later use and are a rich source of antioxidants, manganese and dietary fiber.
During the Civil War, truces were called to pick blackberries because of their ability to cure dysentery.
Raspberries Alive!™ is specially designed for blackberries and raspberries to ensure healthy growth and high yields by providing the minerals and natural trace elements necessary for these berries to thrive.
We recommend Joan J Raspberry for growing in a container like our unique Grow Tubs®.
Blackberries and raspberries require no spray and are trouble free! Birds, however, can be a threat. Protect your berries with our Premium Bird Netting that won't trap birds like standard netting can.
A 1 cup serving of raspberries contains about 65 calories.
Raspberry plants grow best in full sun and in well-drained soil. The plants should be pruned once a year. Depending on the variety, the raspberry plant may need a trellis.
Grow blackberry plants in full sun (6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily) and in well-drained soil. They don't like to stand in water. Depending on the variety, the blackberry plant may need a trellis for support.
Blackberries can be eaten fresh, cooked into desserts, cobblers and pies, made into jams and preserves, frozen for future use, and made into blackberry juice or wine.
A 1 cup serving of blackberries contains about 62 calories.
Peak season for raspberries is usually from June through August. Some raspberry varieties also bear fruits in the fall.
Blackberries are usually in season from mid to late summer (July and August).Back to Top
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