Blackberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Blackberry fruit (Rubus Fruticosus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Blackberry as it is a combination of genus (Rubus) and species (Rubus fruticosus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Blackberry is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Blackberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Blackberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Blackberry Facts are:
- There are around 2000 varieties of blackberries throughout the world.
- 80-85 degrees is the ideal temperature for its production.
- Leaves of blackberry tree are used to treat sore throats and mild inflammation of the gums.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Prime Ark, Prime Jim, Illini Hardy, Kiowa, Shawnee, Apache, Arapaho, Chester, Hull, Natchez, Navaho and Triple Crown and Von. It is not available in seedless variety.