Whether you are growing berries commercially, or simply planting them in your own backyard, berry plants are a fun way to get some deliciously sweet produce. Plant researchers around the country have been working to refine the berry growing process and create robust new varieties of berries. By inter-crossing the genetically variant blueberry plants, blackberry bushes, and raspberry bushes, these berry breeder barons have created a superior selection of plant species in the produce community.
What Makes New Berry Species Different?
From these newly created berry hybrids, the fruit orchards have resulted in high quality and delightfully tasting fruit, all with increased crop yields. Not to mention, these fruits have all witnessed an extended shelf life in the grocery store and at home. This means that there is far less waste and more profit for the grocery store operator and the grower.
For you, this means larger, juicier berries that are more robust and easier to care for. Many types also bloom and ripen earlier in the growing season, allowing you to trade or sell your plants sooner than expected, or just enjoy them on the kitchen table!