It’s Blackberry Time
One of the things I’ve loved about Oregon is the blackberry season. They grow everywhere!
Growing along just about every road in the Pacific Northwest, these berries are not native to the area. The Himalayan blackberry was introduced in 1885 by Luther Burbank. After exchanging seeds with India, he named one of his largest seedlings the Himalaya Giant. Little did he know it would come to be known as a noxious weed! Once they start they are incredibly difficult to remove!
But I say that’s lucky for me! I can go out along any back road and pick up some sweet treats! So next time you’re in the Pacific Northwest in August, bring your berry basket!
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