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Raspberry, blackberry, bramble Oh my!

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Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Apr/14/2008 6:31 PM PST

Finally it blooms. flowers are bigger/more than any other year. the fruit is black i'm sure of it. Would anyone know without seeing the fruit if it's blackberry or raspberry or whatever?

PS. told2b remember we talked about it @ MP 23.5?

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Joined: 9/06/2007
Location: Kellyville, Okla
Posts: 2176
Posted: Apr/14/2008 6:45 PM PST

Rashell, my Mom always told me that the difference is that part of the stem stays on a blackberry when you pick it, and there is an indention on the rasberry. Other wise they look the same.

John
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Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Apr/14/2008 6:49 PM PST

that's what told2b posted too...only i'm not sure what you all mean about that? sorry

Edit: oh wait...so when i pick a blackberry a piece of stem will remain on it. Raspberry no?
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Joined: 9/12/2006
Location: Northern, NJ
Posts: 9548
Posted: Apr/15/2008 1:09 AM PST

"Blackberry and raspberry plants may be difficult to tell apart; however, blackberry leaves are light green in color on the underside, while raspberries have silvery undersides."
grannylee blog
Joined: 1/03/2008
Location: spotsylvania,va.
Posts: 318
Posted: Apr/17/2008 4:57 AM PST

Patience honey, You'll find out soon enough.When it makes berries, taste one!LOL
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Joined: 3/04/2007
Location: Van, Tx
Posts: 2650
Posted: Apr/17/2008 6:15 AM PST

"The easiest way to tell raspberries and blackberries apart is by the
berries and the canes. As they mature, the fruits of both change color
from green to red to deep purplish black. However, the ripe raspberry
is a cup that slips from a central knob or core. In the blackberry the
core is part of the ripe fruit. The cross-section of a blackberry cane is a
five-pointed star. The raspberry's is circular. Also, the latter is dusted
with a silvery powder that rubs off with the touch of a finger."


Got that off an IL. site.
BMan blog photos
Joined: 3/10/2008
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Posted: Apr/17/2008 9:24 AM PST

I'd be surprised if it was either one. The leaves don't look right. It might be a thimbleberry.
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Joined: 8/23/2002
Location: Cross Plains,Tn. zone 6
Posts: 1542
Posted: Apr/17/2008 7:49 PM PST

I could be wrong but I'm almost sure it isn't a blackberry. The leaves just don't look like a blackberry. You know with raspberriers there is a red, yellow and black berry. I almost lost all my raspberries the first year I had mine because I was waiting for them to turn black and they were red ones. And they are delicious to.
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Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Apr/17/2008 8:51 PM PST

whooohooo so much info. Thank you all! Today I noticed flower petals are starting to fall off. It wont be long now to know for sure! Can't wait.
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Joined: 9/17/2007
Location: Acton, Ca
Posts: 4230
Posted: Apr/17/2008 8:53 PM PST

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Originally posted by grannylee
Patience honey, You'll find out soon enough.When it makes berries, taste one!LOL


patience she says! I've had 'em for a zillion years now & I don't know what they are! I'm now paying more attention to them to find out for sure & I can't wait! LOL
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