Blackberry plants are native American plants that have been brought into the lab from where the blackberry plants were first found growing the wild state on bushes that were frequently found growing near the forested fence rows, and the Arkansas University scientists hybridized these wild, exceptional, berry selections of native American blackberry clones in order to produce for the consumer and for the
commercial growers a more profitable and higher quality blackberry bush planting. Thanks to the scientists at the University of Arkansas, the consumer today has been given a higher quality and a better choice of blackberry bush cultivars with a better flavored blackberry. These blackberries have been introduced into the commercial grocery store markets and are endowed with a bigger sized berry with dreamy aromas and a memorable balanced taste, a pleasant mixture of acid and sweet. These large size blackberries are sometimes found growing as large as a plum, and the containers of the berries now have an extended shelf life with a more reasonable purchase price that the homeowner must continuously struggle with. Today for a home blackberry planter, the new research successes definitely means that a homeowner can buy his own blackberry plants and grow his own berries at a fraction of the grocery store costs of several years ago.