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Here in Dumfries and Galloway I normally find ripe blackberries from late August but this year there are some purple delights already. My runs/walks always take longer when they are available! My challenge to other NNB readers is to list the extraordinary variety of flavours you can get from individual blackberries... I've found lemon, cassis, beef (!), pineapple, grass, satsuma, cardboard, mud, raspberry, Ribena (obviously), unidentifiable chemicals, aspirin and numerous other weirdnesses.

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