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    Black berries and white berries

    Personally I call them like the title but I wanted to ask native people what they call so called blackberries and whiteberries.
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    Re: Black berries and white berries

    The black ones are referred to as blackberries as well in English. I've never seen the white ones before. Google translate calls them mulberries, but I've never seen white mulberries before. We had a mulberry tree on our farm as a child, and it gave dark reddish purple berries similar to blackberries.

    The only difference (besides flavor) is that blackberries grow on a thorny bush, whereas mulberries are the fruit of a tree.

    I guess you could call the 2nd one a white mulberry.

    If your first picture grows on full-sized trees, it's probably a mulberry. If it grows on a short thorny bush, around 3-5 ft. tall, then it's a blackberry.

    Without seeing the plant, it's difficult to tell, since they look similar.
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    Re: Black berries and white berries

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    In BrE blackberries may also be referred to as brambleberries, and the thorny bush as a bramble.

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    Re: Black berries and white berries

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfatso View Post

    In BrE blackberries may also be referred to as brambleberries
    I have not heard them called that, though I have heard them called brambles in Scotland.

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    It may be a something that I have picked up from the Scottish side of my family then.

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    Re: Black berries and white berries

    That makes sense. I found a paper written by an author from Edinburgh who says that they are also known as brambleberries.

    I'd not heard of the name until today, but then my family are from various parts of England, and a bit further back some are from Ireland and Wales, but none that I know of were from Scotland.

    I wonder if it is a Scottish and Scottish borders term?

    It is immediately understandable and makes perfect sense as a name for them.

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