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SMALL FRUITS

SMALL FRUITS

 

GOOSEBERRY

The gooseberry belongs to the family of Sassifragaceae, genus Ribes species grossular. The fruit is a large spherical or oblong Berry (larger than that of the other Ribes, of diameter from 10 to 25 mm), slightly tomentose. The fruit's color varies from pale green, yellow, pink or violet, depending on the culture. The flavor is not always welcome, is very sweet and fragrant, lacking acidity at full ripeness. Growing gooseberries dates back to 1700; England selected cultures soon spread to other European countries, especially in Germany. Small deciduous shrub that reaches a height of 1.50 metres, with branches and branches covered with robust thorns, the Gooseberry is definitely the kind of soft fruit, or berries, cultivated less intensive level, but that we find easily in small orchards.

 

THE RASPBERRY 

The RASPBERRY small shrub Rosaceae, with slender stems, with small spines, leaves with 3-5 leaflets white-pelosetto. The fruit resembles the BlackBerry Bramble 's, but the fruits are red and slightly pubescent (there are also yellow fruited varieties, white or black). Originating in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, in Italy it is common in clearings of mountain forests. The fruits, fragrant and aromatic, acidic flavor are eaten fresh or used to make preserves and syrups, commonly grown in Europe and the United States.

MULBERRY

Mulberries belong to the MULBERRY family, Moraceae, genus Morus.The white Mulberry (Morus alba l.) and black Mulberry.Native to Asia minor and Iran, probably introduced to Europe in the 16th century. It has smaller leaves and produces black berries-violoacei and more flavorful.Tree up to 15 m, and was imported into Europe with the silkworm who is fond of its leaves. Up to the mid ' 900 has had an enormous dissemination; then, with the development of synthetic fibers, the silkworm breeding and went disappearing, and with it also the gelso bianco. Dense foliage, with dark green leaves and shiny above, more ' clear inferiorly. The fruit is fleshy yellowish white color with sweet flavor (with a bit sour), matures in June July.

 

RIBES

RIBES redcurrant belongs to the family of Sassifragaceae, genus Ribes rubrum species. It is a perennial shrub 1-2 m tall, deciduous, helpless, with simple leaves, palmate with 3-5 lobes, glabrous above, pubescent on the underside, with peduncle rather developed, without stipules.The flowers, which are self-fertile, generally consist of 5 sepals, glabrous, green or brownish, often dotted with red, equal in width to the petals but twice as long. The fruits are berries, translucent varies in colour from red to pink and yellow to whitish, spherical (less than a centimeter in diameter), a sweet-sour pulp, water feature, with numerous piccollissimi seeds. The ripening of berries of individual inflorescences is contemporary, but their diameter generally decreases from basal to apical ones. The GATT can be dense or sparse and more or less elongated depending on the cultivar, up to over 20 cm in length.

 

BLUEBERRIES

Blueberry, wild plant in the northern hemisphere, belongs to the family Ericaceae, genus Vaccinium, comprising about 130 species. There are many species. Spontaneous in Europe: 20-40 cm tall, with branched stems and angular; it flowers in May and fruits in July-August; presents solitary or paired berries, black, covered with bloom and with coloured flesh. Located in the Alps and the Apennines to the Abruzzo, up to about 2.00 meters; the fruits can be eaten fresh or made into jams or jellies. The Bilberry grows well in acid soils (pH 5-5 .5), without active limestone, well-endowed in organic substance, fertile, fresh, slightly loose. Is propagated by cutting Woody or herbaceous.

BRAMBLE  Briar belongs to the family Rosaceae, genus Rubus fruticosus, species. Other species are the r. laciniatus, r. procerus, r. ulmifolius, all spread throughout Italy and Europe, and r. canadensis, carrying the character "without thorns", found in North America. It is a shrub with very long shoots (including 3 m) and a high capacity moisture. The blossoms, pinkish white, are gathered in Terminal inflorescences or corimbiformi panicolate. The fruit consists of in berries blackberries, dark and bright purple. To tell the receptacle remains adherent to the fruit. Is entomophilous pollination. both cultivars are grown helpless that thorny. Rustic, winter cold and resistant to frost.