Blackberries belong to the Rubus genus in the Rosacea family. More than 140 different Rubus taxa can be found in one or more of the Nordic countries. Other Rubus delicacies are raspberries (R. idaeus), cloudberries (R. chamaemorus) and arctic raspberries (R. arcticus). Eight Rubus species in the wild flora are closely related to cultivated Rubus, and designated as priority Crop Wild Relatives in the Nordic region.
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