The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office has named another plant to the Texas Superstar list. Natchez thornless berries, developed by the University of Arkansas, have joined the list of Texas Superstars because they are easy to grow, are densely packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins C and K and folic acid and manganese.
Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, said of all the varieties of thornless berries they have looked at, the Natchez thornless berries are the best to date.
Texas Superstar plants undergo extensive tests by AgriLife Research and Extension specialists.
To become a Superstar plant, the plant must be beautiful and also perform well for consumers and growers throughout the Lone Star State.
For more information on the program, visit www.texassuperstar.com.