Blackberries and raspberries are very similar, and they’re picked (and enjoyed!) The most important thing to look at is the leaf type. They grow on a tree or shrub instead of a vine or bramble. Tugging means that the berry isn’t ready to be picked yet. in the same ways. But, how easy is it to identify the plants they come from? Most people can easily tell apart apples from bananas, and oranges from blackberries. Himalayan blackberry is a thorny, thicket forming shrub in the Rose family that produces large, edible blackberry fruits. You can identify these by their large, plump bodies, deep coloring and the fact that they slip easily off the stem. There are black and red raspberries, and the darker variety is often mistaken for blackberries, but they're both edible. Pick Ripe Berries: The best part about wild blackberries is that once they’re picked, they don’t ripen, so ensure that you’re picking ripe berries. Black raspberries are more sweet, but offer the signature light undertone of a red raspberry, although not as pronounced as with the red. They look like blackberries and raspberries, but often lack the richness of flavor of either one– I find them to be less tasty, but that’s just my opinion and preference. Spring berry blooms. Triple Crown Triple cCrown is a good variety for backyard gardeners. There's a straightforward way to tell the difference between blackberries and black raspberries—blackberries are larger and shinier, have a white core (raspberries have hollow centers), and appear later in the season. Before we begin, let’s go over some basics of plant identification. Chester is a semi-erect plant and will most likely need help to keep its canes from drooping to the ground. Leaves are somewhat evergreen, divided into 3-5 leaflets (palmately compound) that are rounded (ovate) and have toothed edges. Blackberries and raspberries are great in drinks, both blended and juiced. Growing in those telltale tiny clusters, they don’t have any lookalikes and are all safe to eat. The fruit is more elongated than a blackberry or raspberry. There are many, many types of wild edible berries, but blackberries and raspberries are by far the easiest to identify. Chester blackberries are resistant to sunburn, and the plants have good winter hardiness, also demonstrating a resistance to cane blight. To find out, here’s a guide on how to identify the 10 most common fruit plants. Considering the juice alone, blackberries offer a deep sweet - almost syrupy - taste, while raspberries offer a mite tart back taste.