BLACKBERRY (RUBUS FRUTICOSUS)
Members of the rose family (Rosaceae), members of the genus Rubus provide a wealth of organic acids, minerals and vitamins important to human health. The genus grows in temperate climates throughout the Northern Hemisphere. 17 species of Rubus grow in Turkey, where they may be found in forests and heaths, in gardens, and along roads and ditches. Blackberries (Turkish: böğürtlen) generally begin blooming in May and continue until August. The flowers give way to deep purple to black fruits covered with a light fuzz, resembling mulberries.
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