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Wild blackberry season is here (Central Tx)

 
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They are turning black. Next 2 weekends should be prime, unless someone beats you to them. Luckily i have had several patches develop on my land (thank you birds!). Each year should get better for me as they develop.

Whats the plan? Crumble(like a cobbler but easier to make), wine, and syrup are on my list this year. I acquired a steam juicer and will try it on wine and syrup.
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I like cobbler, unfortunately I doubt if there are any patches near me.  My blackberry is good bird food.
 
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They are here to and I need to get picking! I've got some close that I've just been eating off the vine but there's a large patch at a friends ranch a couple miles away I typically get 4-5gal worth... I need to get-a-pickin!!!
 
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My favorites for blackberries are jam, usually with apricots or loquats. And pie, but not a baked pie, a glace pie. I've never understood baking pies with fresh fruit, it totally changes the texture. And, of course, lots of fresh eating.
 
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Muscadine grapes are coming along. July 4th is the timeframe to harvest them.
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