South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Blackberry season starts

The first fruit of the year -- blackberries along a fence


Possibly the most delectable of the wild fruit, the Himalayan blackberries are ripening everywhere.

What's astonishing is how few people go out to collect them.

The Himalayan blackberry is an introduced species and is very invasive, so don't feel guilty if you have to trample all over the brambles.

I find the fruit ripens at the end of the cane first and works its way down. The best fruit is always up top, just out of reach. Careful you don't overextend and fall in!

Nothing compares to a slightly over-ripened blackberry, so soft it can barely hold itself together, warmed up by the sun and falling gently, almost of its own accord, into your hand.

Here's the Wikipedia entry on the blackberry.


Info on South of the Fraser River: Surrey, Delta, White Rock, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Fort Langley. Maybe a bit of Abbotsford, just for fun.

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