Blackberries ripening at Ladybird Lane

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.


5 Responses to Blackberries ripening at Ladybird Lane

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  2. bullright says:

    They look like some nice sized blackberries.

    • Mike says:

      Yes, some of them are the size of small plums. And so sweet once they’re ripe.

      • bullright says:

        We have smaller ones, still sweet, but those are great looking.

        • Mike says:

          It’s been a good year for rain up until the 1st of August. Since then we’ve had just 0.3″ of rain. That’s dry for here. Then again, the dry weather keeps the blight and mildew to tolerable levels. :-)

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