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.