20 Things You Didn’t Know About Blackberries

Adelia Ritchie
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…
Adelia Ritchie

Science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, veggie gardener, expat