The Giant Blackberry at home, São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil.
Originally from Asia and brought to Brazil by Japanese immigrants, blackberry "amora preta" or blackberry "amora-miúra", as it is better known, is widely grown in China and Japan because its leaves are used as food for silkworms and for medicinal purposes.
The size of the tree can vary according to the planting location, because in pots the plant tends to have a smaller size, different from the soil cultivation in gardens, backyards and orchards, where its development is enhanced.
The giant blackberry is very confused with the American blackberry, although they are not even of the same species.
The giant blackberry is a tree, which has no thorns on its stem, with long and succulent fruits, unlike the American blackberry (blackberry), which is a bush type tree, which has many rounded thorns and fruits, but with a very flavor similar.
Mulberry fruits are widely used in the production of juices, jams, pulps and desserts or in natura consumption, and their leaves in the production of teas, due to their medicinal and nourishing properties.