Wild Blackberries!

Is there anything better than a blackberry cobbler?  We don't think so, well, unless it's a blueberry cobbler.  At Zook's Orchard there are naturally growing wild blackberries all over and we make them available to you to pick.  If you come to pick wild blackberries please be prepared with long sleeves and whatever other armor you might need and pick at your own risk.  These are not the tame thornless variety; they are wild and have thorns!  Same price as the blueberries so go ahead and pick a mixed bag.  We provide buckets and plastic liner bags so when you are done picking we weigh your berries in the plastic liner bag and off you go with your bags of berries.  As with our other products,  no herbicides or pesticides reach our wild blackberries so you pick and eat nothing but pure wild blackberry goodness.
A Zook's Orchard honeybee gathering nectar and pollen from a Zook's Orchard wild blackberry blossom!
Right now in the wild blackberry patches...

July 2, 2018.  Our wild blackberries continue to ripen and are ready for picking!  Quantities are limited this year so come out and be the first for the best selection!  We performed somewhat of a 'reset' on the wild blackberries this past winter as the brambles were simply out of control.  We now have a solid management plan in place and ready to execute (along with a new bush hog to help greatly with that execution).  The results are already in:  next year we are going to be COVERED in wild blackberries.  This year we still have a fair amount to pick but quantities are somewhat limited.  We are also continuing the project to expand our wild blackberry production so hopefully in the next year or two you will see a lot more wild blackberries to pick at Zook's Orchard.
Some of our wild blackberries in full bloom spring of 2017!
June 21, 2017.  Ripening wild blackberries cover our landscape!
May 2018.  11 rows of wild blackberries starting to grow and put up new shoots.
Wild Blackberry Expansion!

Our wild blackberry expansion project is continuing!  Many of our customers were very excited to be able to pick the same type of wild blackberry that they remembered picking as a kid.  We are creating an even larger and more accessible area for everyone to relive their childhood, thorny brambles and all!
May 2018.  The transplanted wild blackberries are thriving!