Photo below - the plump ones like this one are very sweet, and are always protected from direct sunlight. I say this, because the largest berries are always found under foliage. With around 30 years of blackberry picking experience under my belt, I learned this at any early age. We were always picking berries for my mother when I was a kid.......
Photos below - I really like finding clusters like these, because it doesn't take as long to get a gallon (but still takes 2 hours).
In other news, my good friend Toni has put a couple of videos on her blog, you should check them out! I always enjoy hearing how other people talk around the country, because the redneck language is prominent where I live. Ha!
In my garden, the watermelons have all reached the top of the 5 ft tall trellis. As soon as a couple of fruit have formed on each one, all future vine growth will be cut. That makes bigger melons, and I like that! Besides, granny is kicking my tail right now in the harvest weight category!
I'll shoot some videos of everything this weekend, and will also be making pickles, and canning the homemade sauerkraut, Yay, me!
Take care, and happy gardening!