Plant low-maintenance blackberries, they are an easy-to-grow plant that produce abundant fruit. This is great news for everyone because blackberries are not only flavorful, they also are an excellent source of anthocyanins. These plant pigments are antioxidants that stimulate the immune system and thus prevent heart disease, cancer and more.
Blackberries are ripe when they go from glossy to dull black, a transition that usually takes two to three days.
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Blackberries are self-fertile, so you only need a few plants to get started.
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Blackberries are prolific — a single plant can quickly yield 20 pounds of fruit or more on some varieties.