Blackberries have been produced in Serbia for over 30 years and today represent a significant export product. They are used fresh and deep frozen in the food industry.
Blackberry is a trailing plant of the rose family (Rosaceae). It may grow from 50-300 cm. Its stem is more or less prickly.
Blackberries are delicious and nutritious fruits with an array of nutrient components. The vitamins provided by blackberries are vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, folate acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phyloquinone). The mineral wealth of blackberries includes calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Blackberries are also a good source of amino acids and essential dietary fibre.
The most common blackberry varieties in Serbia are Čačanka, Thornfree and Loch Ness.