So I posted a photo of these beauties last night
And I thought they deserved their own post so you all wouldn’t miss out on them
Some thought they were raspberries (who knew that word had a “p” in it???) , but they are very different. The color is the only thing those two share. For one they are smaller, more like the size of an overgrown Pea… or the size of the tip of your index finger. This also means the seeds are smaller too which is one reason I like them so much. I like blackberries and raspberries but their seeds are annoying.
Secondly their flavor is quite different. While nice ripe raspberries have a sort of soft aromatic flowery flavor, sometimes with a sharp sour note at the end… wine berries are more rounded in flavor. I guess you could compare it to whine, they sometimes will have a slight tang but it does not usually make me pucker (raspberries can). Their flavor is a more rounded a rather winey flavor if you get them ripe. In short, they are delicious.
Thirdly they are not fuzzy. Raspberries don’t have a lot of fuzz but it kinda contributes to their softness. the berries as you can see are very smooth in texture. Now their plants are quite fuzzy which is a good way to identify them…. but the number one easiest way to identify them are the green leaf tops with white bottoms…
Did I not mention these lovelies grow wild? Easiest to spot along back country roads. They do really well near roads for some reason, maybe cuz they are kinda considered an invasive species..
you can find out more info here :
(darn you wordpress for giving me linking issues)
Who knows, maybe you have them where you are, and if you do you will be doing the land a favor by picking them so the critters don’t spread the plans further 😉