- Common Name: Blackberry
- Scientific Name: Rubus fruticosus
- Specimens From: USA
The blackberry is presently classified under the sub-family of "Rosoideae" of "Rosaceae" family. "Rubus" genus is complex as it is further divided into many sub-genus. The species can easily hybrid with one another, both intentional and natural, giving rise to numerous hybrid berries. There are also many wild species of berries which look very similar to blackberries. And not forgetting numerous blackberry cultivars producing different sizes.
Do not mix up with the black raspberry. It is another related fruit that looks alike and in some places, it is also known as the blackberry too. It differs in having a hollow core and tastes differently.
The blackberry is green when young, changing to red and finally to shiny black or very dark purple when matures. It is soft and melts in your mouth and tastes sweet and tasty! Common usage includes processing into jams, wines, smoothies and desserts.