- Home Gardeners -
Blackberries can be successfully grown through most parts of New Zealand. They are excellent for fresh eating, pies, freezing, jams, desserts and wine. Benefits of Blackberries include high in vitamin C, antioxidant, plus they reduce inflammation, and ripen just after summer raspberries when few other fruit are available in the garden. Black berries flower late so normally miss late spring frosts. Black berries grow on new canes once plant has reach two years old. Plant should be tipped at a metre to encourage branching, but kept shaped as an open vase for air flow. Remember to remove wood, older than two years old. Leave 2m between plants.