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Wild Berries
« on: June 24, 2023, 05:34:44 PM »
Found some white mulberries growing wild recently, and it brought about some questions. Are mulberries common in the NW? Aside from huckleberries what are your other favorite berries to forage in the wild? We ended up picking enough for a couple of pies. Apparently the white mulberry is a misnomer as most of the ripe berries were a deep purple.


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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 07:19:42 PM »
I like mulberry, thimble berries, and just about any berry I can pick..
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Actually did not know mulberry...
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Those looked like wild raspberry to me, then I did some googling...
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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 08:32:18 PM »
I pick huckleberries, black caps and thimble berries but my favorite has to be the little trailing blackberries.

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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2023, 08:47:51 PM »
I love berries, but donít ever recall finding mulberries in the woods.  Cool

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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2023, 04:56:04 AM »
Had a huge mulberry tree when I was in Yakima. The starlings would swarm the ripe berries. Every car within blocks of that tree had massive purple crap all over them.  Very hard to get off when dried and baked on by the sun.
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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2023, 09:38:40 AM »
Donít forget about elderberrries. Quite a few around in august/September

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Wild Berries
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2023, 03:09:38 PM »
Family and I went out picking huckleberries last weekend.  Got a fair amount, but thereís a few large swathes of huckleberry bushes that had dried, shriveled blossoms and no berries.  Disappointing

Anyway, we also came across a TON of these berry bushes.  I donít know what they are, and am wondering if anyone here can help.  Berries were still pretty firm so Iím hoping they may ripen into something edible and darkerÖ




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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2023, 03:45:56 PM »
Family and I went out picking huckleberries last weekend.  Got a fair amount, but thereís a few large swathes of huckleberry bushes that had dried, shriveled blossoms and no berries.  Disappointing

Anyway, we also came across a TON of these berry bushes.  I donít know what they are, and am wondering if anyone here can help.  Berries were still pretty firm so Iím hoping they may ripen into something edible and darkerÖ




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Mountain Ash Berry, bears like them Iíve noticed latter in the season when the other berries are gone.
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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2023, 04:03:59 PM »
Thanks Boss.  I guess I know where I should be for bears when theyíre really fat a little later in the fall!

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2023, 04:08:50 PM »
Thanks Boss.  I guess I know where I should be for bears when theyíre really fat a little later in the fall!

Next outing start looking to see if they are being eaten, bears pull down the branches to get at the upper berries breaking them up pretty good.
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Re: Wild Berries
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2023, 05:24:01 PM »
And some call it a Rowan tree, boat load of story and myth associated

 


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