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Prickly but delicious!

Most commercial blackberry growers are based on Vancouver Island and in the Fraser Valley. Growers suggest waiting until the blackberries are plump for a sweeter taste before picking.


Blackberries are a compound berry as they consist of a tight cluster of smaller parts.

Most Common Varieties:

  • Cultivated varieties of Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)
  • Trailing Blackberry (Rubus ursinus)
  • Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)

Did you know?

  • Blackberries are great consumed fresh or used in crumbles, pies, cobblers, juice, and jellies.
  • The native blackberry variety grows in many parts of B.C. and was used by Indigenous peoples for medicine.
  • One key difference in blackberry and raspberry fruit is that the blackberry does not have a hollow centre.

Recipes that use Blackberries or other B.C. commodities