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Old 06-18-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Wild Rubus Species?

Does anyone pick wild rubus species other than Raspberries and Blackberries? I am talking about such delectable fruits as: salmonberry, neigoon, thimbleberry, black raspberry, cloudberry and dewberry. These are wild cousins to the raspberries and IMO are in general better; neigoon and cloudberry especially. There are said to be hundreds of species world wide of raspberry cousins and many are found within the U.S; so if you aren't picking them you should be.Anyway it's nearly rubus season here in Alaska and I hope so share recipes and photos with everyone here. Please, do share recipes you might have for wild rubus species.


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Old 06-18-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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If its a berry, I will eat it! LOL
Mulberries are my favorites... around here, I've only seen mulberries and blackberries. Although, after googling, I have probably had some dewberries too.
I posted a picture of my Monster Mulberry Cake somewhere here...

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Old 06-19-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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We have Black raspberries here which are great, and also Wineberries, which are wild. When I ride my bicycle, I always see them on the sides of the roads and trails, and I stop to eat them.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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I have heard wineberry taste wonderful. They are an introduced Rubus from Asia but I would take them as an invasive species over Japanese knotweed any day.Mulberry is not in the Rubus genus btw rather it is a Morus species.
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #5
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Growing up we had a boysenberry shrub, growing wild, down by the field we used to hang at after school.
It was huge, but I don't know how it got there, unless the birds dropped the seeds and it rooted.
Between eating and having berry wars, I don't know how it survived every year.
Never seen one since.
And I've never had them but fresh - dirt, sweat and all.
Oh yum.!
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #6
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yeah, growing up in the houston, tx 'burbs, the bramble-bracken all around the neighborhood was just rife with dewberries. we'd come home with margarine tubs full of 'em, and mom would make killer pies, or make them into home-made syrup/compote to pour on pancakes, or we'd just toss them on ice cream. don't think there's any up here in the DC 'burbs, though.

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