What does a blackberry look like
Blackberry is a large shrub that can reach twelve meters in height and is characterized by medium-sized deciduous leaves. Its leaves served as food for silkworms, and although they originated in Asia, they spread quickly and easily to Europe and North America. Its rounded crown has the particularity of being particularly messy and composed of dark green, pointed and wavy leaves mixed with clover or five-lobed leaves. it has an erect stem but it is not uncommon to find specimens developed on several trunks, covered with a grayish bark. Its flowers bloom in late spring and can be both hermaphrodite and divided into male and female. After flowering, juicy berries grow in a white or purple color.
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What makes the mulberry tree particularly popular is its vast fruit production. The flavor of its red fruits is particularly sweet and its pulp is characterized by a certain juiciness. Their use is wide, they can be brought to the table as simple fruits or used to produce preserves and jams, particularly suitable for flavoring sweets or cakes. This option is the one favored in the commercial field because the sweetness of the fruits is such that they are transportable as soon as they are picked. To be used as garden plants, of simply ornamental value, they are mainly male specimens. The absence of fruit makes it possible to avoid damaging the pavement.
Growth and care of mulberry
so that a mulberry grow to the maximum of its capacity, it is advisable to transplant it in a particularly loose and well-drained soil, preferably rich in organic matter. Indeed, the blackberry can also grow in heavy clay soils but, planted in excellent and well fertilized soils, it promotes the growth of specimens in excellent health and above all fruitful. Its ideal location is well exposed to the sun even if partial shade is just as acceptable. It has excellent resistance to frost and pollution, a characteristic that makes it suitable for road trees. When a specimen has been recently planted, it should be watered occasionally during the summer months. Adult specimens tolerate drought.
For the blackberry to multiply, you usually have to wait until spring, if you plan to practice propagation using seeds. In case you decide to opt for propagation by cuttings, this operation can be carried out instead at the end of summer. The multiplication of this tree is however generally favored by the intervention of birds which, eager for its berries, often scatter the seeds to feed on them, favoring the growth of small specimens around the largest specimen. blackberry is not particularly prone to pests and diseases. One of its great enemies is the South American caterpillar, which is particularly fond of its leaves to the point of rapidly decimating the population of these trees.