The flavourful fruit can be found along the roadside, on fencelines, down the stream banks and sprouting along popular walking paths. The bushes, a bit thorny, can be challenging to pick. Especially the ripe ones in the center of the large bush!
There is a fine art when it comes to picking blackberries. You want the deep, black berry that pulls free from the plant with little resistance. Red or purple berries are not ripe and do not ripen once they have been picked off the bush. Pick as you need. They only last a few days in the fridge.
Happy Berry Picking Season!