Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

HugoGarden(4)August 4, 2014


I live in Minnesota, in zone 4, northeast of the Twin Cities. I found these berries in the woods, and my online research leads me to believe that they are dewberries. Are they in fact dewberries, and are they edible?

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It's a rubus. Appears to be a raspberry variety.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:57AM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

All Rubus are edible, although some are sour. If the fruit is ripe it is likely Rubus ideaus. If it matures to black it could be one of the many species of blackberry or dewberry.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 4:30PM
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Dewberry would have long, spindly canes prostrate on the ground, rising only to climb over obstructions.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 10:55PM
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Thank you for all of the replies. I found some more of these that had turned black, and I also sent a picture the the University of Minnesota extension for evaluation. These are wild blackberries, and I can now confirm that they are edible and sweet.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 7:11PM
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