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The blackberry is a bramble fruits and it is a part of Rosaceae family. The blackberry grows in woods, scrub, hillsides or hedgerows and it doesn’t have to be cultivated or taking care of. The blackberry tree colonizes large areas in a very short time. The blackberry has palmate leaves of five leaflets with white or pink flowers which produce the delicious fruit. The fruit, which is also called blackberry as the plant, has a black or dark purple color when it is ripped. The blackberry fruit, also known in botanic as aggregate fruit, is made of many drupelets which are developed around ovules that are fertilized by the male gamete from a pollen grain. The fruit is very sweet and jucy and it is rich in vitamin A, C, K, zinc, iron and calcium. Blackberries are usually found from May to August and they can be used for many culinary diets. Due to the fact that the fruit is juicy there are numerous natural juices made of it but there are also numerous alcoholic bevereges made of blueberry such as wine, brandy and many syrups.
Blackberries are juicy, lustrous purple-black berries that are at the peak of season in summer. Select unbruised, slightly soft berries with a deep color and an inviting fragrance. Store unwashed and loosely covered in a single layer on a tray or platter lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for a few days. Substitute berries frozen without syrup when fresh are not available.