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Berries that aren’t berries

These days there’s a lot of science backing claims about the health benefits of adding a variety of berries to your diet. They deliver vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre to your body, all while tasting luscious and being low in sugar.

The joy of growing your own berry crops is that, not only will they be super fresh, organic and readily available to harvest when in season, but they also fruit quickly and can be grown in small gardens or even pots.

A lot of fruiting trees and vines can take quite a few years to start producing good crops, but most Rubus species will start cropping within 15 months or so.

BOTANICALLY SPEAKING …

You may be surprised to find that most of the fruit we know as berries, including those in this article, don’t actually fit the botanical berry classification. It’s also

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