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Looks like a 'blooming' blackberry but what is it?
Wed 5-Oct-11
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D4dotty
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Hello

I have found a crop of delicious berries along the hedgerow here in East Sussex.  They look a bit like blackerries but are low growing, and have fewer 'bobbles' on (for want of a better word) ponder

They are the same colour as a sloe with the bloom on and taste sweet but freshly tart.  Leaves are like raspberry leaves, slightly blush pink.

Does anyone know what they might be please?  

Wed 5-Oct-11
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Hi D4dotty,wave could it be a wild Boysenberry, they are slightly more tart than a Blackberry, could you maybe post up a picciesmile

Fri 7-Oct-11
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Blackberries are very varied- in size,colour...amount of bobbles depends on the weather/fertilisation when they were in bloom-leaf colour can also be affected by weather- pictures needed please for proper identification!

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Sun 9-Oct-11
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Hi again - I'm not sure how to attach a pic - have taken one....any help gratefully received! embarassed

I have since had suggestions of cloudberry (but they are orange...or?) or brayberry - never heard of them!

Sun 9-Oct-11
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Here's a link to a picture....Berry2Image Enlarger

Blackberries as I know and love them on the right, and the mystery berries on the left.

Any ideas?

 

Thank youuuuuu!

Mon 24-Oct-11
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Hello again- thanks for the photo- confirmed what I thought, you have found a rubus caesius, a sub-species of the Blackberry, called a Dewberry- apologies for delay, meant to let you know days ago but forgot!The fruits can indeed have a blue bloom on them and can be used as a Blackberry can.

Did you find them near the sea by any chance?

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Mon 24-Oct-11
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Thank you again Kate! 

I'll try that again!

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