|Apache flower buds 25 April 2013. Photo GF.|
|Ouachita flower buds 25 April 2013. Photo GF.|
|Von flower buds 25 April 2013. Photo GF.|
Blackberry flowers and fruit essentially have the same stages as strawberry flower development. Tight bud, popcorn, open blossom, and fruit. All of the images above are buds, Apache and Von would be considered tight buds. A close up of Ouachita show that one of flower buds is at the "popcorn" stage, where the sepals are spread out and the petals below are evident and clearly visible. Apache below, has all tight buds as did Von (no photo).
|Ouachita flower clusters. One "popcorn" and many "tight" buds. Photo GF.|
|Apache "tight" buds close-up. Photo GF.|