Earlier this month, I wrote about a wild berry plant that is growing along my fence line. I saw that some of the berries have started to ripen. Many of you said that it could be a wild blackberry, or a mulberry or a boysenberry plant.
"Wildman" Steve Brill did an article about wild blackberries and they do look an awful lot like the photos he has on this page. He says that the difference between blackberry and mulberries are that wild blackberries have thorns and mulberries do not. He also says that, "The fruit, which ripens from mid-summer to early fall, goes from green to red to black." I'll wait for the other berries to turn black before I pick the rest. I'm so excited that we can forage in our own front yard! I just hope the neighbors don't pull this plant out, since we share the fence! Hopefully the plant will remain growing only on our side of the fence!