The blackberry originated in Eurasia and North America. Just like the raspberry, the blackberry must be assigned to the berry-like collecting drupes, since they both consist of several individual drupes and are therefore not a berry in the botanical sense. The main growing areas are in Asia, Belgium, Germany, France, Croatia, the Netherlands, North and South America, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic.
The blackberry as we know it today has actually only existed since the middle of the 19th century. In its development and cultivation it was involved in the development of at least 16 other rubus species. The German name blackberry derives from the Old German "Bramberi", which in turn derives from the English "bramble" for thorn bush.