Blackberries: The aromatic, flavorful cultivated variety

When you're planning this year's garden, don't overlook one of the unsung heroes of the fruit world – the blackberry.

"Many people don't want to plant blackberries in their yard because they think it's an invasive weed," said Bernadine Strik, a berry crops specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. “But they're actually thinking of the Himalaya blackberry, which is an invasive weed introduced to Oregon in the late 1800s that is very difficult to kill.”

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