The first ripe wild black raspberries (rubus occidentalis) of the season have been spotted.
I had a few yesterday too. Yeah! They are my favorite berry.
Where do you find them around here?
There are a few berry farms that do pick-your-own, but there aren’t any immediately convenient to Pittsburgh. It’s approximately correct to assume that if I’m talking about black raspberries, I’m talking about wild ones that you find growing in someone’s yard or along the side of the road.
Mine I get from my yard: http://www.tgr.com/weblog/archives/000110.html