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Black Raspberries are ripe!
« on: July 22, 2012, 11:15:54 AM »
There's a hillside out here at the end of Bald Hills Road that is just covered with wild black raspberries every year. They don't last long, probably only another day or two. If anybody's in the area, it would be worth a short walk to pick some.



This was about an hours worth of picking. Should be enough for some good jam! :IBCOOL:


Grabbed a couple cups of huckleberries while I was out there too.


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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 11:35:30 AM »
Look like thimbleberries to me. Sure is a bunch of them. I don't usually see that many in one spot.


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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 11:48:31 AM »
Just curious is that just past the gate?
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 09:50:08 PM »
Look like thimbleberries to me. Sure is a bunch of them. I don't usually see that many in one spot.

There are some thimble berries out there as well if you like those better. :tup: These aren't quite as broad as a thimble berry. The plants themselves look almost identical to domestic raspberries. Thimble berry plants have larger leaves as well.

Just curious is that just past the gate?
About halfway between Bald Hills and Sorenson road inside the gates.

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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 10:00:12 PM »
Hey, I'd love to get more detailed directions from you.  I've got an old family recipe that requires black raspberries, and I was told that they only grew on the east coast.  Thanks!

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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 10:44:16 PM »
Look like thimbleberries to me. Sure is a bunch of them. I don't usually see that many in one spot.

Not thimbleberries. They are a little similar, but black raspberries are darker, and have smaller leaves  :tup:

 
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:32:30 PM »
Black caps. Wish I was closer.
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 06:59:19 AM »
For the record, I just did a quick search and found that these are commonly  called black raspberries, thimble berries, black caps, and scotch cap. So we are all right and wrong in a way :chuckle:.

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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 07:09:21 AM »
Thimble berries and Black raspberries(black caps) are two very different berries. 
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 10:58:39 AM »
what I've always called "black caps" grow on a fine sort of whiteish vine usually close to the ground.....is that right?
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 11:10:32 AM »
And thimble berries are red.
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 11:23:38 AM »
Good news for bear hunters.

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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 06:57:52 PM »
what I've always called "black caps" grow on a fine sort of whiteish vine usually close to the ground.....is that right?

Nope, at least in my circles. look similar to rasberry vines only with wicked stickers. Black rasberries are  domestic.

Actual mileage may vary. :chuckle:
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Re: Black Raspberries are ripe!
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2012, 08:29:27 PM »
The good people at wikipedia say that they're all common names for them. And we all know how reliable wikipedia is. :chuckle:

Good news for bear hunters.

There is actually a bear that hangs out in this area. I haven't seen it yet, but if you look you can find tracks every once in a while. In fact the bear has been rolling logs right around the berry patch. This is right on the edge of some private property though, and the property owners are very anti-hunting. Go figure. :bash:

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