Today I picked some ripe ones....delicious....sweet and juicy and enormous!
Weather has not been optimal this summer for many of my vegetable garden plants. We have tomatoes on the vine, but they are very slow to ripen and do not have the best juicy texture. Vine plants such as squashes and cucumbers have yielded no fruit....too much rain in early summer were their demise. Our blueberries were yummy....but not as plentiful as last year. What has done extremely well, though, are our blackberries. The plants are just loaded with fruit in various stages of ripening.
In past years, Japanese beetles have eaten the leaves of the plants causing poor yields...but this summer's weather conditions have been a deterrent for the Japanese beetles...allowing the blackberries to flourish.