7.31.2019

The Philippine Blackberry Bush

The Philippine Blackberry Bush


blackberries in a blackberry


Update 2-2020


As DaneDane point out in the comments, this is not the same as what many, myself included, consider to be a blackberry bush. This is a mulberry bush, as opposed to the blackberry that many of us are familiar with. As that first link points out, it is still proper to call the bush above a blackberry, as it is only a name common within localities.

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My wife and daughter harvest blackberries almost every day from late April through the end of May.

They gather the beautiful fruit by the handful.




The blackberry fruit ripens quickly and almost jumps off of the branches. 

Our dogs love ripe blackberries as much as we do and wait for them to fall.
 

The local birds also love to eat our beautiful blackberries and give us some competition, but there are always plenty of blackberries for everyone who wants them.




blackberries on branch


Our blackberry bush is growing vigorously and I think that it will continue to grow even bigger. 

We can always make cuttings and create as many bushes as we have room for.


a large blackberry bush

We plant blackberries by cutting a short piece of branch at least 4-6 inches long and planting it in moist sandy soil. That is how our now giant blackberry shrub started out.

If you ever have the chance to plant a blackberry bush be sure  to place it in good soil and water it every day.

2 comments:

DaneDane said...

That bush is a mulberry. Blackberries belong to rose family like raspberries.

PhilippineDestiny said...

Thanks DaneDane,

Blackberry is just the common name that folks around here call it.

Like this:

Morus nigra, called black mulberry or blackberry (not to be confused with the blackberries which are various species of Rubus), is a species of flowering plant in the family Moraceae, native to southwestern Asia, where it has been cultivated for so long that its precise natural range is unknown.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_nigra

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