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The Instacart guide to blackberries

About blackberries

Modern commercial cultivation of blackberries started in 1880 in Santa Cruz, California. A judge named James Harvey Logan crossed a wild raspberry with a wild blackberry to create the loganberry. Throughout the early 20th century, cultivators cross-pollinated various species of wild blackberries to create the types of blackberry found in supermarkets and farmer's markets today. Common types of hybrid blackberries include loganberries, marionberries, and ollaliberries.

The next time you're craving sweet blackberries, you can order some through Instacart and have them delivered to your home the same day! Save time and make your day a bit easier when you order blackberries via Instacart.

Blackberries are tasty, sweet, and versatile. You can eat them fresh, put them in pies, add them to jams, or even make blackberry wine with them. They're an edible fruit from the Rubus Genus and are a member of the Rosaceae family. Also found in the Rosaceae family are stone fruits such as apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, and peaches. Technically, blackberries aren't a true berry but aggregate small fruits with internal seeds called drupelets.

The blackberry plant flowers in the early summer, and by late summer, the blackberries ripen. They start out green in color, and as they mature, they turn a deep purple color. The darker the fruit, the riper and sweeter it is. Similar to its cousin, the raspberry, blackberries grow on thorny branches, sometimes called brambles or canes. Blackberry plants are perennial, producing fruit one to two times per growing season, which takes place between June and September.

In the wild, about 350 species of blackberries exist, and they can be found in temperate climates around the world. The countries of Mexico and Chile supply most of the United States and Europe with blackberries, and the state of Oregon grows the most blackberries within the U.S.

Enjoy the convenience of having your blackberries delivered to your door using Instacart. You can order your items through the Instacart website or by using the Instacart app. Once you shop for your blackberries, an Instacart shopper will pick out the highest-quality berries and deliver them to you!

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Buy your favorite blackberries online with Instacart. Order blackberries from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Blackberries

Fruits with a dark color, like blackberries, are rich in antioxidants, which may help prevent illness and disease. Blackberries are high in fiber and low in calories. A 100-gram serving of fresh blackberries contains 43 calories and 14% of the recommended daily intake of fiber. 

Blackberries contain 23 grams of vitamin C per 100 grams, which is about 33% of the recommended daily intake level. When you eat blackberries, you'll also receive vitamins A, B, E, and K. Blackberries also contain essential minerals including copper, niacin, folic acid, and anthocyanins, which are powerful phytonutrients that help reduce inflammation in the body.

One of the largest cultivators of blackberries, Driscoll Farms, grows both organic and non-organic blackberries. For their organic-certified berries, they have gone through rigorous testing from the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certifying agency. Organic blackberries are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Organic blackberries are free from genetic engineering that means the fruit retains its natural nutrition levels and flavors. In most cases, you can order organic blackberries through Instacart.
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