Navaho Blackberries Solve Some Thorny Problems

One of my fondest memories as a child was picking blackberries in the summer -- and man, I wish we'd had some Navaho blackberries back then. As sure as a catfish loves a Catalpa worm, I'd end up with a network of fine scratches on my arms from the thorns, even if I wore a long-sleeved shirt.

Back then, blackberry picking and thorns went together like Paris Hilton and yappy little dogs. But we humans are crafty, our plant geneticists more so than most -- and today, those thorns don't have to be a problem.

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It's Time For Blackberries!

BlackberrIes Are Upon Us

Yes, it's that time of year again - the time when blackberries are in abundance. And no, I'm not talking about those cellphone/PDA hybrid things. I'm talking about good old-fashioned fruit. If you're a blackberry fan (and with things like blackberry jam and blackberry syrup, who isn't) then it's a good time of year for you. Here are some things you'll want to know.

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How to Choose the Best Blackberry Bushes

Important things to consider when buying blackberry bushes

Blackberry bushes can be purchased from a nursery or from an online provider. Blackberry bushes grow all over the world and produce wonderful blackberries that can be used for jelly, jam, baked goods and can even be eaten fresh from the berry garden.

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Quick and Easy Blackberry Pie Recipe

The best darn blackberry pie recipe on the planet

This blackberry pie recipe is absolutely wonderful and it a favorite at family and social gatherings.

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