Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor! The tasty mini-fruits that hang onto the Blackberry’s pit, or receptacle, are called Drupes!
Each individual drupe attached to an aggregate fruit is called a Drupelet. Other plants that consist of drupes include Cherries, Plums, Peaches, and Nectarines, but you’ll notice that unlike the Blackberry, these fruits have no need to share, as they all have their own pit!
So when you buy DOLE® fresh Blackberries, remember, you’re getting a lot more for your money than you think, as you are not just eating one delicious berry, but dozens!