Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma Tenth Anniversary Edition | Ask Your Questions Now ›

General Discussion

Blackberries

Plump blackberries are water balloons, not sweet

Share:

General Discussion 18

Plump blackberries are water balloons, not sweet

fldhkybnva | Sep 19, 2012 04:38 PM

Unfortunately, most of the local farmer's market where I live are closing up for the season or I have a craving for produce when they are not open. Recently, I have noticed that the blackberries in the store are very plump with literally only 8-10 berries per pint, but are like water balloons - full of water with no hint of sweetness whatsoever. I know that in general a lot of people avoid store-bought, imported fruit, but I have had OK luck with apples, raspberries, strawberries, oranges, etc. Also, I have never encountered this problem with store-bought blackberries before and in general they have been flavorful, sweet and tart. Is it just time to admit that blackberry season is over even though they are imported (most seem to be from Guatemala by the way if that means anything, as in perhaps they have year round season) and move on to other fruits for the fall/winter?

Thanks,

Blackberry lover in distress

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback