20 Things You Didn’t Know About Blackberries

Adelia Ritchie, PhD
3 min readAug 2, 2020
Himalayan Blackberries, photo by Adelia Ritchie
  1. No, we’re not talking about a brand of smartphone.
  2. A blackberry is actually not a fruit, but an aggregate fruit composed of drupelets.
  3. A peach is a drupe, for example, also known as a stone fruit. A blackberry is composed of small drupes, or drupelets.
  4. Wikipedia says that blackberry shrubs are known to tolerate poor soil, readily…

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Adelia Ritchie, PhD

Author, science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, expat, seeking the interesting and unusual.