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Thread: Beautiful Blackberries

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    Wow. What beauties! I'm enjoying a bumper crop of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. I think it must be all the rain. The blackberries aren't quite ready, but they are plumping up! Yum!

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    I can smell the cobbler right now, from here. Drool, drool!

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    YUMMY!!!!

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    When I was growing up my grandma always called those big berries Boysenberries. You seen them a lot interspersed with regular blackberries. They sure were yummy and it didn't take long to fill your bucket. That was the best part.LOL

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    We're not having a large crop of blackberries this year because it's been so dry but the ones we have a huge and sweet. I rarely have enough at one time for a cobbler or jam, but I'll post a recipe I tried that made a wonderful little cake with just a cup of blackberries. DH and I polished it off pretty darn fast!!

    Anita

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    Growing up here in Ala, we had a Neighbor Lady who made Blackberry Wine to soak her Fruit Cakes in, come Holiday Season. My Dad would know about when she'd have the cakes ready every year, so he'd go over & be gone awhile & come back tanked on all the sugar & B. Wine in the cake. Back then, people visited much more often and most folks I knew had sweet deserts sitting on the table, usually covered, & when you'd go in they'd offer you a plate, fork and cup of coffee. Those were the good ole' days. When I watch The Waltons on TV it reminds me of back then.

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    I just made blackberry jelly this morning, dug some of last years berries and some apple cores I saved (for pectin) out of the freezer. Our berries won't be ready for another month although the black raspberries are pinking up. They make the best ice cream.

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    My mouth is watering. They are my favorites!

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    Those don't look like blackberries. Can't think what my parents called theirs. We had both blackberries and some which looked like what you have. They were so good, better than blackberries.

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    Wow. Brings back memories of picking blackberries along the stone fence row on my aunt and uncles farm as a kid. They were so sweet and worth risking an occasional runin with a black snake.

    We picked huge canning kettles full of them.

    We've just moved to a new house and I've planted rhubarb, raspberries, current and blackberries. Not the first place that we have lived where we have planted berries. LOL. We usually end up moving just when the plants are starting to bear fruit. I've wondered whether the those who moved in appreciated our gift or saw the bushes as something to pull out as quick as possible.

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    At our country place we had some big ones like that growing wild, right before the blackberries were ready, Grandkids and I would pick them and eat them without washing. They still remember, we always picked enough to eat later and maybe make a cobbler with.

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    DH planted blackberries again this year. We've had berries that big and so sweet.

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    You're reminding me to get out and check our wild blackberry bushes this weekend! Hoping to get to them before all of the animals do. I'm sure I'll miss enough that they'll eat too.

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    Those aren't wild blackberries, they are the thornless variety. We have them and they get as big as your thumb. I think they are sour, maybe there are newer varieties that are sweet. We will have bunches of them in a few weeks. I prefer the black raspberries, they are just ripening. Nothing can beat black raspberry jelly. too bad I am diabetic. I haven't had any luck with the sugar-free pectin so far but will keep on trying.

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    YUM! I bet they are delicious!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Woodhull
    Those aren't wild blackberries, they are the thornless variety. We have them and they get as big as your thumb. I think they are sour, maybe there are newer varieties that are sweet. We will have bunches of them in a few weeks. I prefer the black raspberries, they are just ripening. Nothing can beat black raspberry jelly. too bad I am diabetic. I haven't had any luck with the sugar-free pectin so far but will keep on trying.
    Hi Alice, I have a bunch of thornless blackberries but they're not as big as these I got at the store. The thornless are sour unless you leave them on the vine a day or two after they turn black. I have those nets over mine cause the birds were getting into them so I can wait to pick them till they are very ripe.

    Thank you guys for your comments...they are oops were very good...Good luck on everyone elses blackberries.

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    UMM! Love blackberry cobbler

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    Those look so delicious! Yum!!

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    Oh my heck! those are huge!!! Looks so yummy.

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    have to wait a couple of months before I can go blackberry picking - have some excellent wild ones near to me - yum yum

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    Those look more like lingon, or logan berries.

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