Fast facts about blackberries and raspberries:
– In 2007 there were more than 250 blackberry and raspberry operations in North Carolina harvesting berries, up 34 percent from 2002.
– From 2002-2007, the number of acres harvested for blackberries increased more than 6 percent.
– North Carolina’s diverse climate conditions, from the mountains to the coastal plains, are conducive to growing blackberries or raspberries depending on the region.
– Blackberries and raspberries are known for their nutritional content, including antioxidants, which can help in the treatment of cancer, aging and cognitive function, cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes and weight management.
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