Berry ID?

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Big E, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    Have several long single stalk (3 to 4') plants in the garden. Yesterday I noticed that they were getting ripe fruit on the end of the stalk. The fruit looked a lot like raspberries and is just now ripening. I originally (in the summer) thought they were weeds but let them grow to see what they were. Very little foliage on them. Sorry no pics yet.

    Any guesses?
     
  2. kosel80

    kosel80 Native Trout Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Messages:
    246
    Media:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hampton Roads Virginia
    Wild Raspberries? Used to get them on the Olympic Peninsula. Guess I would need to see a picture.
     
  3. koolminx

    koolminx Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gorst, Washington
    With a description like that you'll get no accurate answers...

    Salmonberry maybe?...
     
  4. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    238
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    iagree Could be "dingleberries" for that matter.:D
     
  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,572
    Media:
    173
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA

    What are you growing????:eek::eek::hmmm::hmmm::eek::eek::eek: No camera yet??? Everyone has a camera
     
  6. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    I has camera, I has no pichures
     
  7. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    404
    Location:
    Pugetropolis
    ...take zee pichures - then we ansher!!!

    I'm thinking thimbleberries or black caps but it's getting pretty late for any of our native berries to just now be getting ripe. Could be a non-native that was introduced. Pictures will help.
     
  8. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    Behold, Me has berry pichuressss....
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,572
    Media:
    173
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA
  10. koolminx

    koolminx Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gorst, Washington
    Looks just like a raspberry to me....

    Taste one silly!

    Poison only works when you ingest it, tasting is what will reveal the secret question...
     
  11. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    I think DH has it spot on. Red stalks, red berries, same leaves, same drooping, single long stalk.

    I'm going to have a look around more closely tomorrow and see if there are enough for some tarts.
     
  12. rotato

    rotato Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    home,wa
    i say raspberry
    they aren't shiney like wineberries
    it looks like the type that sproats every year and are everberring
    tastey
     
  13. Warmonger

    Warmonger newt

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    raspberry, they are my addiction! next to chasing steelies!

    i grew 2 types. that IS a raspberry! the leaves are very light on bottom/underside.
     
  14. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    Its only a single red cane though....thought raspberres grew multiple canes from one plant?
     
  15. Warmonger

    Warmonger newt

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    one of my "spikes" are exactally like those and I bought them from a nursery. also if you don't pick them more spikes will grow.

    very very good berry!
     
  16. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    404
    Location:
    Pugetropolis
    Big E,
    So, did you try eating any? Any good?

    We (my wife and I) picked enough wild huckleberries this fall for four pies! I thought with all the dry and hot weather we'd had, the berries wouldn't be too abundant. But our old "secret" berry hole proved me wrong. No C&R on huckleberries! Really good eating..
     
  17. Big E

    Big E Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,431
    Media:
    56
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Coon Bay
    Yes...picked some but there really wasn't enough to do anything with. They tasted so-so but didn't taste anything like raspberries....
     
  18. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Coupeville, WA, USA.
    look just like wild rasberries to me too. what did they taste like? I know that I'd rather eat a lemon than one of the rasberrys off of our plants if they aren't ripe.
     
  19. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,580
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    First nobody can tell what kind of fish they are catching and now it goes to berries. What gives????????????????????????//

    I used to find where they were growing wild and then go eat them when they were ripe. Not wild ones the domestic ones.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good.
     
  20. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Messages:
    7,148
    Media:
    54
    Likes Received:
    1,227
    Location:
    Not sure
    I'm waiting for UW botany professor and WFF member Richard Olmstead to weigh in with an expert identification.

    K
     

Share This Page