Raspberries & Blackberries

Partners to study opportunities for berry improvements through gene editing

Pairwise, a growing agriculture and food company, has formed a public-private partnership to learn more about the diversity of berries and advance opportunities to offer healthier, more sustainable varieties. The partnership with the U.S. Department of... more »

Growers pose as superheros for Wish Farms promotion

Growers working with Wish Farms are posing as superheroes in a social media promotion the berry grower and brand is running this summer. Dubbed “Superhero Summer,” the promotion will feature images of Wish Farms’ growers... more »

Driscoll’s debuts new sweeter, ‘rosé’ berry varieties

Berry giant Driscoll’s June 12 rolled out strawberry and raspberry varieties it said were bred for consumer-centered traits of color and taste. The new products are Rosé Berries, which the company describes as “blush-colored strawberries... more »

Kroger recalls frozen blackberries for possible contamination

The Kroger Co. said June 10 it is recalling Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (48 oz), Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley (16 oz), and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries (16 oz) manufactured by Townsend... more »

Double cropping tunnel-grown raspberries can increase overall yields

Michigan State University colleagues Eric Hanson, Brent Crain and Josh Moses recently published in HortScience “Cropping on primocanes and floricanes increases yields of organic raspberries in high tunnels”. Results from this study indicate that fruiting... more »

June boom anticipated for Southeast blackberries

A robust blackberry season in the Southeast is anticipated by year-round berry supplier Wish Farms. Wish Farms, based in Plant City, Florida, is a year-round supplier of strawberries,... more »

Driscoll’s worker health and safety program recognized

Berry industry heavyweight Driscoll’s had its worker health and safety program recognized at an international event. Driscoll’s was awarded the best Health and Safety Labor Program globally at the 2019 Sedex Awards, held in London,... more »

Blackberries’ use separates fruiting, vegetative walls

The old standard two-wire trellis has been replaced on most commercial blackberry farms in Kentucky by newer systems. One of the latest is the swing arm trellis at Eckert’s Boyd Orchard at Versailles, Kentucky. The... more »


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