There are hundreds of specific varieties of blackberries.  The name is often used as a generic term that refers to a wide range of bush berries that are considered blackberries.  When ripe, blackberries have a deep ink sheen and their flavouring is sweet, slightly tart with earthy undertones.

Blackberries contain numerous large seeds that contain oil rich in omega-3 and -6 fats as well as protein, and dietary fiber.

This fruit is a popular use for desserts, jams, jelly, and wine.