grow throughout the world and the fruit has been known in the past by
many names, including brambleberries, brumblekites and lawers. There is
evidence that blackberries were eaten in Britain in Neolithic times and
were surrounded by superstitions.
In the south west of England it was believed that the first blackberry spotted growing each year would banish warts.
The British blackberry
season begins in June, reaches its peak in August and continues until
the first frosts in November. New varieties include Chester, Driscolls
Carmel, Driscoll Cowles, Loch Ness, Loch Tay, Karaka Black and Obsidian.
These all have higher sugar and lower acid levels when compared to
traditional blackberries so they’re a delicious to snack on straight
from the punnet.