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...

May 4, 2019.  Our newly implemented wild blackberry management plan appears to be working!  We did a complete 'reset' last year to get things under control and started an 'every other row' annual mow-back.  This means that last years new shoots are loaded with this years' blossoms and berries.  We are also now managing the entire back 5 beyond the blueberry patch for easily accessible wild blackberries.  This means a LOT more for you to pick.  The project to expand our wild blackberry production with new wild blackberry rows adjacent to the blueberries is also progressing nicely and we should have completely filled in rows there in another year or so.  The blackberries that have been transplanted there are in full bloom and will have pickable berries this season!
Some of our wild blackberries in full bloom spring of 2017!
June 21, 2017.  Ripening wild blackberries cover our landscape!
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 2019.  11 rows of wild blackberries growing bigger, in blossom, and putting up new shoots.
May 2019.  We have made our wild blackberries much more accessible!