Blackberry Season is Coming

A couple days ago I went out to view the blackberries we have here at the Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Research Laboratory.  What I saw where numerous berries in a variety of stages of development.  Below are some photos of how they are progressing so far.  I believe we will be harvesting in the next couple of weeks.

A bee pollinizing a blackberry flower

A bee pollinating a blackberry flower

Several blackberry flowers (and a bee)

Several blackberry flowers (and a bee)

An early, single, ripe blackberry

An early, single, ripe blackberry