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Season: Very long cropping season
Main characteristic/s: Very large, shiny fruit, Thornless
Characteristics of Asterina
Very large shiny berries
Excellent blackberry aroma and flavour
Good disease tolerance
Fruit ripens from mid-July with a very long cropping period.
Very large, shiny fruit with excellent blackberry-aroma. Unlike most other varieties the berries of Asterina® do not taste sour even when not quite ripe.
Asterina® is very suitable for the pick-your-own market and home gardening. A variety truly suited for families who like eating berries as they pick them.
Blackberry is a prickly bush with perennial rhizomes and biennial overhead shoots, belonging to the family of rosaceous. The flowers are white, large, collected in the corymbose inflorescences. Blackberry fruits are large, with a lot of seeds, very similar to raspberries, especially red undersized berries. Ripe blackberry berries are bright black, sometimes with a purple hue. They taste sweet and sour. Blackberry is a good honey plant.
Blackberry berries are a natural “multivitamin complex.” In the blackberry is a lot of vitamin C, there are vitamins E, P, PP, K, provitamin A, vitamins of group B. In addition, berries contain mineral substances (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, nickel, copper etc., fiber, sugar (fructose and glucose), organic acids (citric, malic, salicylic and wine), tocopherols, pectins. Seeds contain fatty oil – more than 12%.
Blackberry leaves are rich in vitamin C, tannins, minerals and amino acids.
In medicine, all parts of the plant are used.
Fresh berries of blackberries strengthen immunity, improve metabolism, normalize all body functions. Blackberry fruits are used in the treatment of kidney diseases, diseases of the bladder and with gastric and intestinal diseases. They are also useful in diabetes and articular diseases. Blackberry has a positive effect on the work of the brain and nervous system.