It may seem strange to grow blackberries when there are many wild blackberries growing in the UK. However, cultivated blackberries grown in rich soil are larger and tastier, and just as hardy as their wild counterparts. Through optimising growing conditions, cultivated blackberries can be bigger, more juicy, and sweeter than wild blackberries.
Thornless blackberry varieties are available, making the crop a much less painful experience for a gardener, and appreciated by all fruit pickers at harvest time. A note of caution, blackberries love to spread and are hard to dig up, so the crop is best suited to large spaces which they can invade without causing trouble.
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