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Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries,
hand picked and full of flavour.

Driscoll's®
Sweet Blackberries

Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries are prized for their wonderfully natural, sweet flavour. Grown throughout the UK by our selected growers each berry is handpicked at the peak of ripeness to ensure the best flavour is captured in every single berry. We are so passionate about our blackberries that only 1% of the initial seedlings make it to our farms!

In contrast to the traditional hedge grown blackberries Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries are perfect for snacking on due to their full bodied sweeter flavour but also versatile enough to compliment both sweet and savoury dishes or to add a twist to canapes and drinks.

Nutrition

As well as being great tasting Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries pack a nutritional punch, containing Vitamins C , E and K as well as fibre and protein2. The blackberry is a drupelet, or a cluster of fruits and the seed inside each drupelet contributes to the berry’s nutrient value.

Studies show blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving of any food tested. In a 2006 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1, scientists indicated that blackberries’ antioxidant content of 5.75 millimoles per serving was far above that of other foods. This means that regular consumption of blackberries may have a positive impact on health, athletic performance and disease risk.

Their dark colour ensures blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants are known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers – but to get maximum benefit blackberries should be eaten whole and as nature intended!

Sources:
1 http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/1/95.abstract
2 http://www.livestrong.com/article/284622-vitamins-in-blackberries/

How to look after and enjoy!

Store your sweet blackberries in the fridge and just before eating rinse gently with cool water. Ideally let the berries reach room temperature to enjoy their full flavour.

Our Growers

Our growers live and breathe berries – most are family farms that have been passed down the generations with the benefit of many years of experience in growing and harvesting the perfect berries.

Colbeggie Farm, Perthshire

Located in the fertile Vale of Strathmore, Perthshire the traditional berry growing area in Scotland, Colbeggie farm is owned by Andy Barrie the third generation of his family to do so. The farm has the benefit of long summer daylight hours with a moderate temperature which enable the Sweet Blackberries to produce their natural sugars. The farm has specialised in growing berries for the last 25 years and maintains quality by organising pickers in small groups with a dedicated supervisor.

Lutton Farm

Lutton Farm is a family run farm on the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire border. The family have been growing berries for over 50 years, with currently three generations of the Long family managing the business. The farm focuses on flavour and quality and have a solid reputation of consistently supplying top quality fruit. Lutton Farm were one of our first innovative growers producing Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries.

Clock House Farm

Clock House Farm has several sites across Kent including a recently established glasshouse dedicated to Sweet Blackberry growing. As part of the community Clock House Farm regularly host local schools and youth groups enabling them to learn first hand how berries are grown. Father and son team, Robert and Oli Pascall use dedicated picking teams for harvesting sweet blackberries ensuring that the fruit is picked at its optimum flavour.

Colbeggie Farm, Perthshire

Located in the fertile Vale of Strathmore, Perthshire the traditional berry growing area in Scotland, Colbeggie farm is owned by Andy Barrie the third generation of his family to do so. The farm has the benefit of long summer daylight hours with a moderate temperature which enable the Sweet Blackberries to produce their natural sugars. The farm has specialised in growing berries for the last 25 years and maintains quality by organising pickers in small groups with a dedicated supervisor.

Lutton Farm

Lutton Farm is a family run farm on the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire border. The family have been growing berries for over 50 years, with currently three generations of the Long family managing the business. The farm focuses on flavour and quality and have a solid reputation of consistently supplying top quality fruit. Lutton Farm were one of our first innovative growers producing Driscoll’s® Sweet Blackberries.

Clock House Farm

Clock House Farm has several sites across Kent including a recently established glasshouse dedicated to Sweet Blackberry growing. As part of the community Clock House Farm regularly host local schools and youth groups enabling them to learn first hand how berries are grown. Father and son team, Robert and Oli Pascall use dedicated picking teams for harvesting sweet blackberries ensuring that the fruit is picked at its optimum flavour.

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