- 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.