Blackberries ripening at Ladybird Lane
August 21, 2013 5 Comments
The blackberries are ripening here at Ladybird Lane. We planted two thornless blackberry plants four years ago. We had a few berries two years ago, more fruit last year and this year the canes are really heavy with berries. I had never had blackberries before planting them here at Ladybird Lane so I thought that when the berry turns black it’s ready to be picked and enjoyed. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Those black blackberries are pretty sour until they become soft to the touch and come off of the plant easily.
Beyond the tasty berries themselves the blackberry plant is really beautiful. The leaves are so shapely and green, the canes so lithe at the growing tip and so strong and thick at the base, and the way the blackberry grows so rapidly and profusely in the heat of Summer just amazes me. The only thing I don’t care much for are the large seeds. However, they’re a small inconvenience considering everything else. Anyway, here are a few pictures.