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Compatibility & Temperature

Grade Tolerances

Nutrition Information


Quality Characteristics

High quality blackberries are free of injury, decay, caps, and sunscald; are fully black in color; appear and feel turgid; and are of regular shape.


Maturity Characteristics

For fresh market, blackberry maturity can be determined by fruit color, gloss, and ease of detachment. Fully black berries should pull easily from the pedicel yet be firm, not mushy. Blackberries lose acidity with ripening and are quite astringent if harvested partially colored.



Sources: The Produce Blue Book



Group 1

May produce ethylene and not sensitive to chilling temperatures



-0.5 to 0 °C (31 to 32 °F)

90 to 95 percent relative humidity

Summary of Published Grade Standard Tolerances


For U.S. Grade No. 1:

Blackberries should be firm, well colored, well-developed, and not overripe. They should be free from caps, mold, and decay, and from damage caused by dirt or other foreign matter, shriveling, moisture, disease, insects, mechanical, or other means.

Tolerances, by volume, are not more than 10 percent for berries in any lot which fail to meet the requirements of this grade, including therein not more than 5 percent for defects causing serious damage, and including in this latter amount not more than 1 percent for berries which are affected by mold or decay.

For U.S. Grade No. 2:

Blackberries which fail to

meet the requirements of U.S.

Grade No. 1 but do not contain

more than 10 percent, by volume, of berries in any lot which are seriously damaged by any cause, including therein not more than 2 percent for berries which are affected by mold or decay.

Century's Blackberries

Good Arrival Guidelines

Good Arrival Guidelines in the United States and Canada permit

15% total average defects

8% serious and

3% decay upon arrival at contract destination after five-days in transit.


Recommended transit temperature is 31-32° F.

Sources: PACA, DRC and USDA

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup


Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 6Calories 62


% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.71g  1%

   Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.403g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.068g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 1mg 0%

Potassium 233mg

Total Carbohydrate 13.84g 5%

   Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%

   Sugars 7.03g

Protein 2g


Vitamin A 6%  Vitamin C 50%

Calcium 4%  Iron 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18



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