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Arkansas University creates genetically developed blackberries to boost Guatemala

Monday, February 20, 2012

A new blackberry cultivar has been genetically developed by scientists at the University of Arkansas, in the United States, to be grown in Guatemala.

The new cultivar is called Stella, and keeps fresh for longer and has a sweeter taste compared to other types of blackberry.

Guatemala exports 1.2 million boxes of 2 kilos each per year of Kiowa blackberries to the United States, and the country hopes to improve exports with this new variety.

Source (in Spanish): El Periódico