• 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.
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