Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: blackberries

It’s coming into blackberry time in my part of the world, and this morning I went out to see what I could find. I got a decent boxful but many of the berries are not yet ripe. What we need is a warm sunny spell to sweeten them and make them nice and fat.

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Blackberries growing near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
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8 thoughts on “Friday photo: blackberries

    1. It would be great to have them in the backyard. They’re not as easy to find in these parts as they used to be, I don’t know why, but I’ve only ever picked them in the wild. Perhaps I should try growing some myself.

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  1. Blackberries are the best. My grandmother used them to make the most wonderful cobblers and pies…. also huckleberries. When I visited Idaho I found, to my surprise, that the huckleberry is sort of their “state berry”. I tried a huckleberry milkshake while there. Never had one of those before!

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    1. They do add something special to a cobbler, pie, crumble, etc. I’ve never had a huckleberry, I don’t even know what they look like. Was Huckleberry Finn from Idaho, I wonder?

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      1. No…. took place in Missouri and down the Mississippi River. The huckleberry is round and very dark, almost black. It has a pronounced crown at the top and a sweet but slightly tart flavor. It is very distinctive. I don’t see them much anymore here in Georgia, but apparently they grow profusely in Idaho.

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      2. I’m sure I’ve never seen a huckleberry in that case, but I looked them up online just now and they look a bit like blackcurrants. I wonder if they grow in the UK, if they do they’re certainly not common.

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