Northern Bushcraft

Blackberry

  • mature berry is very sweet.
  • berry can be dried for storage.
  • bush has formidable thorns.
  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include 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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