Gianna wrote:Are blackberries - the fruit- the same as black raspberries? I know blackberries - the phone - are not.
We used to pick black raspberries as a kid and my gram makes the best jelly with them. I loathe all jelly except for that.
Google says they are not the same.
Are Blackberries the same as black raspberries?
Answer:Blackberries, (red) raspberries and black raspberries are distinct but closely related fruits, all in the genus Rubus. Fruits in this genus are actually an amalgamated fruit consisting of small drupelets that grow around a common core called a receptacle. Black raspberries have a dark color similar to blackberries, but like the red raspberry, the drupelets are more attatched to each other than the receptacle, so when harvested they leave behind the receptacle, which becomes a "rasp", causing the fruit to have a hollow appearance. In blackberries, on the other hand, the drupelets are more attached to the receptacle than each other, so when harvested the receptacle remains in the middle of the fruit. Blackberries are also typically a bit longer, while both types of raspberries are rounder. All three types can form hybrids, such as the boysenberry, which is a cross between a red raspberry and a blackberry. (Golden raspberries are red raspberries with a mutant recessive gene, btw.)