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Title: A black berry that is not a blackberry

item Lee, Jungmin
item DOSSETT, MICHAEL - Agri Food - Canada
item Bassil, Nahla
item Finn, Chad

Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2013
Publication Date: 6/15/2013
Citation: Lee, J., Dossett, M., Bassil, N.V., Finn, C.E. 2013. A black berry that is not a blackberry. World Wide Web.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Red raspberries and blackberries, unlike black raspberries, are widespread and familiar. Most consumers rarely encounter black raspberries; consequently, they frequently confuse fresh black raspberries with common cane berries. Recognition and appreciation of black raspberries can be improved with consumer awareness efforts that will ultimately increase market demand for fresh and processed black raspberry products. This identification key demonstrates black raspberry fruit features that distinguish them from their Rubus relatives, red raspberries and blackberries. Common names with fruit characteristics, including berry size and ripe fruit color range, are summarized. This document can be downloaded from the following link: