The Blackberry Out Front

This year I have learned a valuable lesson in life.  When you plant keep a record.  When I planted my blackberries and raspberries I thought it would be nothing to keep track of but I forgot to consider how busy life can be what with homeschooling, outings and a great amount of household responsibilities.  Boom you have forgotten.

I had planted a berry bush in my front garden and well had thought it was a raspberry.  The first year of course it did not produce anything and remained a small plant but this year it is huge and has large berries, large and long.  And the color well they are not raspberries.  These berries are very juicy but firm and about 1 inch in length but are bigger at one end then the other and they are a beautiful black color.  The only thing I can think is that I must have planted a Marion Berry.

Screenshot_10I know this sound strange not to know what you planted really but I have decided to advise myself and all who will listen to keep a diagram record of your garden beauties.  Still we are starting to get some nice berries from this bush and well it is quiet large.

They could be Apache blackberries as well.

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The above photo is an example of the Apache blackberry and this is more what my berries look like it is just that I had thought I put the Apache to the side of the house and not the front.  Smiles now with slightly redden face here, but I can tell you they are some very nice berries.