Compatibility & Temperature
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.
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
May produce ethylene and not sensitive to chilling temperatures
-0.5 to 0 °C (31 to 32 °F)
90 to 95 percent relative humidity
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.
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
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%
Total Carbohydrate 13.84g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%
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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10957 NW 123rd Street Medley, FL 33178
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