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Old 06-15-2019, 11:07 AM
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Default Blackberries

One of my favorite finds this year were some blackberry off shoots. I found these 3 on one of my better hunts. Brought them home along with a Mercury dime and a silver brooch. Name:  0480DB79-47AE-4BEE-B10B-3FB451EE4401.jpg
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:09 AM
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Our blackberries are doing very well this year!

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Old 06-15-2019, 12:06 PM
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We have the big bitter ones, and the sweet kind, which seem tougher to find.

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Old 06-15-2019, 12:12 PM
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We have Himalayan blackberry here and that stuff is covering my neighbors lower half of backyard, I actually bought a machete to jump the fence and hack it back and make a buffer of 4’ or so so it doesn’t come over onto my property. Stuff is hard to get rid of.

Is what you have the Rubus ursinus?

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Old 06-15-2019, 01:35 PM
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Congrats on some great finds. I started with five plants 2 years ago built a trellis to attempt to train them been trying to learn how to propagate some healthy crops. The first pic shows the 5 centered plants and now with 8 additional plants that will bare fruit next year. I was also able to transfer another 7 plants to and built second trellis this Spring (2nd Pic) with a hope for many years of a sustainable supply of Blackberries. Trapper
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:33 PM
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We are overrun with the bloomin' things over here. A very invasive plant known as brambles. When I was a boy (now just a distant memory) I used to pick them and sell to the elderly in the area for pocket money. They appreciated It and would make tarts or a crumble. Cook 'em with apple
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Better keep it contained or you will never get rid of it! Congrats on the finds!
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:46 PM
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Hey wanna see the finds!
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Briars, brambles, blackberry, all the same..

It's free in Michigan, if you want blackberries, don't mow, easy as that.. I have to walk miles though that stuff every week.

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Briars, brambles, blackberry, all the same..

It's free in Michigan, if you want blackberries, don't mow, easy as that.. I have to walk miles though that stuff every week.

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Jim the ones I have are thorn less. The berries get the size of quarters and are very sweet. Trapper

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We have dewberries here in the wild. These are different and larger.

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Old 06-15-2019, 09:59 PM
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Jim the ones I have are thorn less. The berries get the size of quarters and are very sweet. Trapper
Nice!

Mine are dangerous thorny and size of a nickel at best.. But they taste good..

On a side note, in chigger country, avoid blackberry patches whenever possible..

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I have the nasty thorn kind in my backyard. Tasty though.

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We have Himalayan blackberry here and that stuff is covering my neighbors lower half of backyard, I actually bought a machete to jump the fence and hack it back and make a buffer of 4’ or so so it doesn’t come over onto my property. Stuff is hard to get rid of.

Is what you have the Rubus ursinus?
When I was in Rocklin, CA we had unwanted thorny blackberry plants near our house. I fought them with everything I had for about 20 years, but they just kept coming back.

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Yep, very hard to get rid of once the roots snake out onto the land.

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Yumm! I have a few blueberry bushes myself. Very rewarding if you take care of them properly.

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