Who loves a Blackberry?


Thursday 18 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

If one were to mention a Blackberry to 93.48% of the under 25 year old population, what do you think they would envisage? This…?




Meanwhile, back on planet Old Folk, I remember the purple stained fingers as a kid from munching blackberries (the fruit, that is) when walking down the tracks from our home (which was also a small farm of sorts).

Two years ago we found a chap flogging all sorts of plants, and so we purchased and dug in two blackberry roots. Often a bit too hot to get a lot of these fruit to grow, but looking good so far this year!




11 thoughts on “Who loves a Blackberry?

  1. Loved by my Father says:

    I HATE blackberry plants – they are the barbed wire that surround our almost 3/4 acre. The neighbor next door asked me if I wanted to go in with him building a fence between the properties and I said pointing to the plant hedge – I think I already have a fence. Blackberries make good neighbors. 🙂 LOL! And am not a fan of the fruit. 🙂


  2. f-stop mama says:

    We have discovered a ton of blackberry plants on our property. Ours are looking good too. Impatiently waiting for them to ripen. Just a couple of days ago I found the jackpot of black raspberries on the property. Whew, was I excited to find those berries ready for picking & consuming 🙂 Enjoy your berries when it’s time!

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  3. I have never understood why those organizer/phones were called ‘blackberries.’ In our area, ollalaberries are grown – a cross between blackberries and raspberries, I think. Nothing like the berry fresh off the vine!

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  4. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Yum, I have very fond memories of eating berries out of my Grandfather’s garden. I also remember getting in trouble for picking carrots and washing them in the pool before eating them.

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  5. lamputts says:

    I’m with Elaine – what’s not to like about blackberry jam? From picking the fruit and boiling it up, tasting the setting point drips to spreading it on fresh bread. Mmm my favourite.

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  6. I’m firmly on Planet Old Folk! My favourite jam is blackberry jam (or jelly, if it is sieved before putting into the jars). 🙂

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  7. W.H. SIM says:

    I wish my blackberry bushes were this productive! we have to “settle” for blueberries and raspberries — they’re hardier and much more prolific in my backyard! 🙂


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