Wild berry season in Duluth

Raspberry45672

I saw this one on Monday — a rubus of some sort (raspberry? cloudberry?). A few weeks from now should be a tasty time for a hike.

13 Comments

Tim K

about 11 years ago

Our back yard patch is coming along pretty well this year, too. Hoping to break my record (@4 or 5 years ago) of 138 lbs.

jeremy

about 11 years ago

Are you sure that's not a dingleberry?

dandelion

about 11 years ago

it's a brambleberry

Dave Sorensen

about 11 years ago

That might be a cloudberry. Raspberries grow on canes.

j

about 11 years ago

is that an arrowhead on the ground?

huitz

about 11 years ago

Can't tell by the picture, but it doesn't have the likeness of a raspberry. For those of you that like to pick off the branch, open them up first.  As kids, we ate one batch off of DMIR that happened to be completely infested with nice little green larvae.  Yumm.

Nate

about 11 years ago

This reminds me... I should check the raspberry bushes in my yard... or even just go outside.

bivi

about 11 years ago

I think it's a dewberry (could have other common names too):

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RUFL

jenny

about 11 years ago

I love thimbleberries, myself! It should be prime time for them!

udarnik

about 11 years ago

My thimbleberries still have flowers!

hbh1

about 11 years ago

can't be a dewberry because they stay red. likewise not a brambleberry. definitely not a cloudberry (those are golden when ripe... not red)... and we don't even *have* those in this area, do we? 

i've eaten many of these, but have no idea what they are. they are often found along the Superior Hiking Trail, very short plants, not brambles by any means. i believe they're related to raspberries (because of the leaf), but they don't really taste like them too much. 

i've searched with various search terms and had no luck in the identification either, Paul.

Dave Sorensen

about 11 years ago

This link shows a red cloudberry, and Mn. as the only state in the lower 48  where they are found. 
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RUCH&photoID=ruch_004_ahp.tif#
I really don't know, I just like the name " cloudberry". The fruit of the plant in the photo does look and taste a lot like a raspberry, if that's what I've sampled out in the wild.

hbh1

about 11 years ago

Ahhh.. that's interesting. But the leaves are wrong in the cloudberry photo. It does, however, definitely fall into the rubus category, as Paul mentioned.

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