Getting More Bang Out of Blackberries (Growing Produce)

Getting More Bang Out of Blackberries

Growing blackberries commercially in Florida is a relatively new endeavor. But interest in the crop continues to increase. Those who do produce blackberries in the Sunshine State are looking to increase their yield. UF/IFAS researchers are on the case but know the goal to grow bigger and better fruit is not easily attainable.

Similar to what other alternative crops face in Florida, blackberries can and will grow better with improved tolerance to the subtropical climate of the state.

Zhanao Deng, a professor of environmental horticulture at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, and his team recently won a $76,000 award from the UF/IFAS Research office to help the burgeoning blackberry sector reach its potential.

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