This delightful honey comes from the flowers of the blackberry bush, which is a member of the rose family. The most common wild blackberry varieties in Oregon are Evergreen and Himalaya. These plants usually bloom in May and the berries ripen in late June or early July.
This raw, unfiltered honey comes from Douglas County, on the Western side of Oregon, not too far from the city of Yoncalla. Here in the Umpqua Valley between the Oregon coast and the Cascade Mountains, wild blackberry brambles grow in abundance.
Light Amber in color, blackberry honey starts with a pleasing sweetness and then finishes with a very distinct blackberry flavor. It is like enjoying a handful of just picked blackberries, but without and scrapes and scratches from the thorns.