Blackberries can be eaten fresh. They do well in fruit salads or as ice cream toppings and cake decorations. Only 6 out of 40 blackberries species in Norway grow in farmers' gardens, while the other 34 species can be found only in the wild. Unlike most Arctic berries growing in the Northern regions of Norway, blackberries are used to warm climates and thus they prevail in the Southern areas. Moreover, blackberries have a longer harvest season than the rest of berries, they ripen from August to October.