What do you call these?

  1. Absolutely! We picked nearly 3kg at the weekend. The big plump ones are high anyway. We got 5 jars of blackberry jam 3 huge apple and blackberry pies (apples foraged from grannies garden) and 3 crumbles out of it. Sorted for winter puds!

  2. 😂😂 I’m always reminding my grandson not to eat the ones at the bottom…..his reply ‘because dogs might have wee’d on them’

  3. I think in America, people often call them bramble? I've seen Bramble Jam/Jelly/Preserves and Bramble Pie. So, I took the question as someone arguing with an American as to what they are called.

  4. Bramble or briar are actually just descriptors for types of shrubs with woody and thorny stems. They encompass a whole class of different plants including the genus rubus, which is what produces blackberries :).

  5. This is correct, but doesn't mean that's what folk call them. I've been calling the ones in my garden and roadside brambles for 40 years, yet also buy blackberries in the shop. Weird

  6. According to every dictionary I checked and also Wikipedia, the fruit can be called a bramble. They say it's "British English", but I guess they mean certain parts of Britain. The fruit can be called a bramble or blackberry though.

  7. I went to visit a mate in wolverhampton 10 odd years ago and these were everywhere on the side of the road, massive berries and no one was touching them, i convinced him to get some scissors and we went out and grabbed a reasonable bag full and made a pie and jam, they taste so good, where i grew up they were always picked and eaten

  8. Blackberries. I've never heard the fruit being called bramble and I've lived in Lancs and Yorks all my life. Maybe that's not north enough to have heard that,

  9. Can it be said by an English person without needing to untie one's tongue or have a throat pastel afterwards?

  10. When I was a kid, everyone used to call them Blackites. Haven't heard them called that in at least 20 years though.

  11. Phew, scrolled for ages to find this and I was starting to think it was just me and my family that was weird. Also from West Cumbria by the way.

  12. It is a northern thing then? Round here (Whitby) they're definitely brambles. I know it's not even all of Yorkshire, but we're close enough to get some smoggie and geordie leakage into the dialect, so I wondered if it had come down

  13. The word blackberry and bramble are interchangeable, but some people call only the cultivated one blackberries, and the wild as bramble others say the plant is the bramble and the fruit is the blackberry.

  14. Is the berry in the middle floating/being supported by the two either side? There's no stem connecting it. What false magic is this???

  15. I always called them blackberries but have seen brambles used more after moving even further north. They are called bramen in Dutch so wonder if there's a link to that. (Edited my Dutch error)

  16. Thing is, they’re not even technically berries by the true definition… so brambles probably is a better name for them.

  17. Lincolnshire here. They are brambles unless you buy the plastic carton imprisoned ones that are expensive and are called blackberries.

  18. Where I'm from the berry is a "bramble" and the bush is a "bramble bush". As somebody pointed out elsewhere though the Nordics use a word very similar to "bramble" for the berry so would make complete sense that many areas of Scotland also do this due to Viking.

  19. Brambles. I know that's the bush and the fruit are technically blackberries, but I go brambling and then eat apple and bramble crumble and I won't change :D

  20. Blackberries, but last time I went to get some they were all full of maggots, so maggot berries might be a better name, fun fact, the maggots also taste like blackberry :(

  21. Seems like a strange question but don't forget there are some more unfortunate areas of the country and their inhabitants may not recognise what these things are - because in fact they are examples of what is called FRUIT and in particular they are blackberries!! 🤣

  22. The one of the left is called Graham Bat, middle one is Alice Tuba but not sure I know the one on the right.

  23. Brambles or blackberries. I think I use both interchangeably. Don't eat them after Michaelmas (29th September) because the the Devil spits on them.

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