- mature berry is very sweet.
- berry can be dried for storage.
- bush has formidable thorns.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest are
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus),
Trailing blackberry (Rubus ursinus), and
Highbush blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis).
- tip: the blackberry is an example of a compound berry, since it consists of a tight cluster of smaller parts, resembling a [raspberry]. Compound berries are generally edible.