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Since the 19th century, CHERRY ROCHER directly cultivates a vast orchard of 6,000 cherry trees of several varieties at the heart of the Ardèche region.

Our in-depth arboriculture experience is beneficial for selecting raw materials purchased from different production areas. This ensures the origin and quality of all our products.

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An arboreal heritage to be at one with nature :

The blackberry or wild blackberry is a fruit, rich in vitamin C, which is part of the Rosaceae family. There are many different varieties of blackberry and they all grow on brambles or rubus.
They can be found in temperate zones in Europe and North America.

  • Common blackberry of rubus

The common blackberry bramble has oval-shaped, pointed and toothed leaves, fine and flexible, green or violet stems, white or pinkish violet flowers and small hard drupelets. There are other varieties such as the Rubus ulmifolius with its pinkish violet branches, the Rubus bellidiflorus, which is grown for its highly-decorative pink flowers, the Rubus caesius and the dewberry bramble.

  • Wild blackberry

Wild blackberries proliferate in woods on hedges, moors and damp meadows.

The wild blackberries have been harvested in abundance in natural environments since time immemorial.
The Ancient Greeks were aware of the medicinal properties of bramble leaves and fruit.

In more recent times, enhanced varieties were created. Example: the Himalayan Giant, which is incredibly resistant, can produce fruit with diameters the length of a child’s arm. When wild blackberries are added to alcohols, they infuse them with a particular colour, like the colour of the Muscat Rouge de Toulon.

 

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