Blackberries and Black Raspberries?
When I first moved in here there were berry bushes growing wild in the back. I remember asking the landscaper if he thought they would be raspberries, black raspberries or blackberries. He said he didn't think they were even berries. Well of course he was wrong. In doing some research I found out that raspberries and black raspberries are very difficult to grow down here. I assumed then what I had was blackberries which I found out were prevelant here. The past couple of years I have been picking and eating them without looking at them much. This morning I was picking my first batch for this year and I noticed I must have 2 different varieties. One being long while the other was wider and squatter. Then I noticed the squatter one looked like it had powder on it the way some blueberries do while the longer one was shiny. Then when I picked the squatter one I noticed that it was hollow while the other one kept part of the stem which I think I read on here meant blackberry. They were both ripe and came right off the stalk. Also the Squatter ones leaves are more yellowish. So now I am thinking that maybe the squatter one is a black raspberry even though they aren't supposed to grow wild here or maybe it is some other type of berry that I don't know about. What do you think?
PS. I can provide pictures if you would like to see them.