Blackberry Recipes Collection – Here is a list of recipes on our blog, that have blackberries in them. In the Northeast United States, blackberry season is in the Summer, stretching from early Mid-July to Mid-august. We also cover wild versus cultivated blackberries.
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- Blackberry Recipes Collection
- RELATED: Wineberry Recipes Collection
- When is Blackberry Season?
- Wild versus Cultivated Blackberries
- How to Pick Wild Blackberries
- Blackberry Recipe Ideas
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Blackberry Recipes Collection
Hi Everyone, It’s mid-Summer and that means that it’s blackberry season! This black, sweet, rich in antioxidants, juicy, mighty, little berry bursts with flavor and can be apart of any number of recipes.
You also can preserve them and save them to enjoy all year round.
RELATED: Wineberry Recipes Collection
When is Blackberry Season?
In the Northeast United States, specifically in our area of New Jersey, blackberry season is in the Summer and comes after strawberry and after/during wineberry season, during blueberry season. Early season is July 10th, July 15th though August 10th.
They are grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8.
Wild versus Cultivated Blackberries
Generally, cultivated blackberries taste sweeter and have more calories (more sugar, less fiber) than wild blackberries. That being said, wild blackberries can also taste incredibly delicious. Wild blackberries are rich in polyphenol antioxidants.
Wild Blackberries in varying degrees of ripeness on the edge of our woods
How to Pick Wild Blackberries
Wild blackberries start out as white in color and as they ripen, they gradually turn to pink, and then dark pink and then are finally ripe when black and they easily com off the stem. Unlike wild, black raspberries, they are white and solid on the inside. Make sure to pick the blackberries, only when they are black.
In our yard, we have several blackberry vines growing in a thicket. They are growing on other bushes and are growing quite high up into a tree. If you grow them in your garden, they need to be on a trellis for support.
It’s a good idea to wear high-top boots or tall rubber boots when picking blackberries as they are usually located along the edges of the woods/forest in sunny to partially sunny areas. Blackberries have thorns, make sure to be careful not to get scratched. Have a container with you where you can put the blackberries. Before picking any blackberries, make sure you have a positive identification by more than one source or person that they are indeed blackberries. I suggest using a field guide, like the one linked below:
Before eating the blackberries, make sure to wash them thoroughly. You can also soak them in a cold water and salt solution for an hour to draw out any potential bugs and further clean them. Pat dry and store them in the refrigerator or freezer in an air-tight container.
Blackberry Recipe Ideas
In addition to the recipes in the list below, here’s a list of blackberry recipes ideas, off the top of my head. As I make more blackberry recipes for the blog, I will add them to this collection.
- Blackberry Jam/Jelly
- Blackberry Pie
- Blackberry Galette
- Blackberry Panna Cotta
- Blackberry Bars/Blackberry Crumble Bars
- Blackberry Cheesecake
- Blackberry Cake
- Blackberry Lemon Cake/Muffins/Cheesecake/Quick Bread
- Blackberry Pudding
- Blackberry Quick Bread
- Blackberry Ice Cream
- Blackberry Frozen Yogurt
- Blackberry Soda
- Blackberry Smoothie
- Vegan Blackberry Ice Cream
- Dried Blackberries
- Fermented Blackberries
- Blackberry Cobbler
- Blackberry Crisp
- Blackberry Lush
- Chocolate Covered/Dipped Blackberries
For more recipe inspiration, enjoy the recipe list below!