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Maggots In 'em!

Once they're fairly ripe they get little tiny maggots in 'em you can barely see. Pick 'em while they're a bit hard. Or eat maggots, they're only protein.

TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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This is making me feel sick :( lol

LMAO! That's how I felt when I noticed them first time. I tend to not bother even eating blackberries at all now. :P

I used to pick them as a kid to make fake blood with lol yeah I'd avoid them to, so gross! boke lol

about 20 different kinds i think, but I'm pretty sure they all eat cow sh!t before they land on your blackberries and lay their eggs.<br />
Just eat em while still firm and a bit acidic, makes betr jam/wine then anyway. :)

what kind of fly do the maggots grow up to be? that is, if you don't eat them first.

They become the common fruit fly, drosophila melanogaster

nudinva has a good way of keepin his shirt clean! Blackberries give mo flava and colour 2 a rosehip brew too.

i get them in my garden I love them too

The cooking takes care of any maggots that are just starting out!

Yeah no good for anything then. I like to make jam (jelly) so they need some acid left. They make a nice hot drink too, great when ur camping in September.

If they are still firm, they are great, after that they tend to fall apart quickly and the texture associated with blackberries disappears too!