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Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Are there any places to pick blackberries in the greater Zürich area?

A 'wild' place would be best; I'm used to the US where blackberries grow all over the place and lots of parks have places that you can pick wild berries.

However I don't get the impression that there is much wilderness in Switzerland and definitely do not want to poach someone else's blackberries. So a pick-your-own/pay by kg farm would also be fine.

Do let me know if you're familiar with a place! I saw lots of threads on strawberries but none on blackberries so hopefully this isn't too redundant.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Wile blackberries are all over the fields surrounding Thalwil. You're 2-3 weeks too late now. They are drying up. Some are left, but not as many.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Thanks! Good to know for next year.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Hi Minotaur, there are some to be had on the wild side of the Uetliberg and they are only just starting to ripen. Robbi
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Bahnhofstrasse has plenty, too, especially around Paradeplatz.
Not sure if their owners will be too happy about you picking them, though.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

You must wash wild fruit, in case of diseases carried by wild animals.
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Good point, Sbrinz.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

Blackberries are just starting to ripen over here on the dark side of the Rossberg, so you might venture out Ausserschwyz way. Mine (in my garden) are still 2-4 weeks away, possibly longer if we don't get much sun in the next weeks.

As well as the Rossberg trails, you might try the Raten Pass to St Jost trail, above the Aegrisee. I remember a good stand of blackberries there in years past.
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

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You must wash wild any fruit, in case of diseases carried by wild animals or those people who don't wash their hands when handling the fruit.
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On that note, any advice for picking locations for gooseberries and raspberries?
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Re: Blackberry Picking in Zürich/surrounding area?

I wonder if you've checked the website of Jucker Farm. Besides, it is nice to visit all seasons for varieties.


http://www.juckerfarm.ch
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