When Do Blackberries Ripen Enough for Harvesting?
Recognizing ripe blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) isn't rocket science: They're dull black, with a full, just slightly tender feel. Don’t rely on the calendar to tell you they’re ripe, because your choice of blackberries dictates that. With the right selection of plants, you'll be awash in ripe blackberries for months. We look at when and how to pick them at their plump, perfect peak.