September is the perfect time of year to forage for blackberries, but unfortunately these grow around brambles and thorns, which makes picking a little tricky.
We always use a Berry Picker to prevent scratched arms, and the genius design allows you to scoop berries into the container while leaving twigs and foliage behind. Here’s a few tips for successful foraging:
- Blackberries grown in direct sunlight are the tastiest.
- Only pick them when they are fully black. Those that are red or purple aren’t ripe, and won’t continue to ripen after they are picked.
- Only pick berries that grow above knee height.
- Soak your harvest in cold water as soon as you get home, and give them a second rinse before eating or cooking with them.