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Our property borders a naturalized area in the community. Wild blackberries grow everywhere. The thing is, they are full of thorns, and the fruit is so small, it rarely amounts to anything.

Still, I couldn't help but think… There must be something about this area that blackberries love.

And I began to wonder, What would it look like over time if I started pulling out the wild ones and replacing them with fruitful, thornless blackberries on my property?

So, that's what I've been doing, little by little, and here's what it looks like...


thornless blackberries2
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire... Matt 7:19

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mattiescottage
Jun. 28th, 2014 01:07 pm (UTC)
:-) Also a good way to sneek in good things without your community association noticing and making objection.
mattiescottage
Jun. 28th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
P.S. I'm interested in the results of your thornless variety. Maybe you have found a good one? The only thornless blackberries I have had tasted disappointingly sour and acidic. My preference is to scratch my hands up picking tiny sweet wild ones rather than fat juicy acid berries. But my preference is the minority. (It could be that my taste buds differ; stevia tastes bad to me, too, while it is great for others.)
1carolinabrown
Jun. 30th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
I've never actually tasted wild ones, but you're probably right that thornless ones aren't quite as sweet. I'm still trying figure out the best time to pick them. The longer they stay on the bush, the sweeter...but then there's the birds...
1carolinabrown
Jun. 30th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!
ba1126
Jun. 28th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
Makes my mouth water!! Good for you!!
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