The Blackberry or Bramble (Rubus fruticosus L.) is a shrubby plant of the Rosaceae family native to Eurasia. Its fruits are blackberries. It is a shrub that can reach 2–3 m in height.
The leaves are deciduous, composed of 3-5 leaflets with ovate or obovate lamina and serrated margins and acute apex.
The flowers are hermaphrodite, whitish or pink, gathered in racemic inflorescences; flowering depends on the variety. It is a melliferous plant from which the bees obtain a particular monoflora honey. Resists winter frosts well.
The ‘THEODOR REIMERS’ variety is thorny.
The ‘THEODOR REIMERS’ variety produces white flowers that are also very beautiful as an ornament as well as producing delicious fruit.
La varietà ‘Theodor Reimers’ presenta frutti medi e sodi.
The blackberry, which everyone knows for the goodness of the fruit, is also appreciated for its astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, haemostatic, coloring and flavoring properties.
The decoction of leaves, which are particularly rich in tannins, slows down abundant menstruation and diarrhea, fights hemorrhoids and stomatitis, for external use they are used, in rinses and gargles, for bleeding gums, for irritations and sore throat.
Fruits, which are rich in sugars and vitamins, are an excellent dietary food and are also used as flavor correctors in the pharmaceutical industry, for the preparation of syrups, liqueurs, jams, jellies, cakes, ice creams, sorbets, to flavor the vinegar and as food coloring.
The young boiled sprouts are an unusual, but excellent salad.
In Germany and England the leaves are used as an infusion for the preparation of tea.
It prefers sunny or semi-shaded areas, it adapts well to any terrain.
The ‘THEODOR REIMERS’ variety is late ripening (late summer).
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