Raspberries & Blackberries

High tunnels bring berries’ success under cover

In many areas of the country, cold winters and humid, variable growing seasons can limit the profitability of raspberries and strawberries, as well as the survival of blackberries. High tunnels alter the crop environment in... more »

New high-yield strawberry, raspberry varieties released

Cornell’s berry breeding program is releasing two new varieties, which will be available for planting in spring 2019: a strawberry, Dickens, and a raspberry, Crimson Treasure. Both varieties produce large fruits with vibrant colors that... more »

Picnic basket-shaped vehicle latest effort in Driscoll’s #BerryTogether campaign

Driscoll’s national #BerryTogether campaign is looming large. A larger-than-life 3D picnic basket on wheels will soon be rolling through local communities and neighborhoods to share the berry joy and deliver delicious berry treats. This campaign... more »

National Processed Raspberry Council unveils video series

A new three-part video series, "My Name is Haedyn," follows Haedyn Maberry in and around her family's raspberry farm from winter to harvest as she watches the raspberries "sleep," helps her uncle "fix" broken tractors,... more »

Reducing pests, increasing production, quality of blackberries

Primocane blackberries, which can extend the fruiting season by months over traditional plant varieties, are changing the way farmers are growing berries. But they don’t come without their pest and production challenges, which University of... more »

Raspberries show promise in reducing risk of heart disease

A new study, conducted by researchers at Kings College London, in collaboration with German and Spanish scientists, shows that consuming raspberries may cut the risk of heart disease by 15 percent by improving circulation and... more »

Les Jardins de l’Île gets $100K government loan for expansion

The Government of Canada recently announced a $100,000 repayable contribution to Les Jardins de l'Île, a Quebec farm growing raspberries, beans, squash, asparagus as well as medicinal plants such as wheatgrass and sprouting alfalfa. The funding, allocated under... more »

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoining Miami International Airport, the facility is also 15 minutes from the... more »


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