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Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

Posted by HugoGarden none (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 11:23

Greetings,

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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RE: Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

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


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RE: Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

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.


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RE: Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

Dewberry would have long, spindly canes prostrate on the ground, rising only to climb over obstructions.


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RE: Dewberry in Minnesota or something else?

Greetings,

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.


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