In Ireland in Autumn the hedgerows were often covered in Blackberry briars with juicy Blackberries nestled in amongst the prickly thorns. Here in Australia it is Spring and a huge tree that we walk past on our evening stroll with Murphy has these juicy deep purple berries hanging on the branches. There are no thorns and it is a proper tree rather than a twisted hedge of brambles. The berries are sweet and look just a bit longer than the round berries of my childhood.
I've seen ice-cream flavours here in Australia called "Loganberry or Boysenberry" and wondered if they were a different name for the same thing or a different variety entirely. The fact that these berries grow on a thornless tree is what makes them so different and I was wondering if any Australians out there know the answer...?!