Nature’s Hidden Jewels – Black Raspberries

I’ve been out for several hours picking black raspberries.  It’s a buggy weedy sticky adventure, but oh it yields such delights.  I need to make a run to the market for pie ingredients…. I started out with one bowl full, went back in the house for mosquitoe spray and returned to eventually have 2 whole quarts picked!  I also stopped to smell the flowers along the way….June 28, 2014 032June 28, 2014 029June 28, 2014 027 June 28, 2014 026 June 28, 2014 025June 28, 2014 028June 28, 2014 024just couldn’t resist.

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6 Responses to Nature’s Hidden Jewels – Black Raspberries

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Wow I’ve never heard of black raspberries, are they sweet as they are or must they be cooked? and are they wild?

    • anniedm778 says:

      They are sweet, you have to pick them when they turn a ‘black purple’. At that point they are delightfully sweet and rich tasting. You can eat them raw on ice cream or with nothing at all. I’m hoping to make a pie and perhaps a few jars of jam. Yes, they are wild. They grow in my lower meadow, which I let go wild. A couple of years ago I mowed this area and then last year they sprouted. They bear fruit on the second year growth. These were exceptionally well sized fruits.

  2. Shelley Giles says:

    I’m envious and need patience…planted Saskatoon bushes, raspberry, blackberry and honey bushes this year, and cannot wait for them all to fill out and begin to produce! Already have plans for the raised strawberry planters you posted on FB for next spring…
    Love the photos of your natural looking yard and garden…has given inspiration for some free plantings next year along our established tree lines (bi-annual seed plantings of forget me nots, Johnny jumps ups, peony poppies and blue violas).
    My husband is not the handy sort so have enlisted the help of my son in law’s carpentry skills for next year…building a greenhouse, fire pit seating, garden pergola, and eventually a garden gazebo…can’t wait!

  3. Picking blackberries is indeed a labor of love but the end result is worth it – bon appetit!

  4. Lynda says:

    Beautiful! Looks like fun 🙂

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