A dewberry looks like a rather deformed Blackberry. The individual fruits in the berry are larger and have fewer to a cluster than a blackberry. 

The European dewberry, Rubus caesius, grows more upright like other brambles, but is frequently restricted to coastal communities, especially sand dune systems. Its fruits are a deep, almost black, purple and are coated with a thin layer or 'dew' of waxy droplets. 

These soft and succulent berries don't have a great difference in flavour to a blackberry - just a little sharper and can be found growing low and rambling the ground in damp woods and scrubland.

The biggest problem when looking for these berries is trying to avoid areas where people walk dogs, as they are at the perfect height to be a canine toilet!

If you can collect enough of these delicious dark berries with then falling to lush in your fingers and staining your clothes as you walk and eat - they make a delicious hedgerow wine, especially when mixed 50/50 with elderberries. They can also be used in pretty any recipe that asked for blackberries!


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