For years, I’ve been telling people my berries are black raspberries. This is based on what I recall the guy who gave me the initital cutting told me. I even spent a good part of last Sunday during the garden tour telling people that I have a black raspberry plant.

However, based on my reading this week in the California Master Gardener Handbook and a Master Gardener training class yesterday on fruits and berries, I think this is wrong. Berry and plant-growth characteristics now make me pretty sure that my plant is a thornless blackberry. So, now I’ll start calling my homemade liqueur a blackberry liqueur instead of a black raspberry liqueur. 🙂 More importantly, if you’re looking to buy a plant, look for a thornless blackberry!