Been a bang-up year so far for Black Raspberries. We've been getting a "shot" of rain every 4-5 days, or else we'd be in trouble. Much better than last year for me. It's all about rain/sun and the timing of it all. The Blackberries don't look quite as promising on my land, but there are some. They look to be about 5 days from a start, which is early for em.