Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wild fruit

I have a big yard - 1.76 acres. It has overgrown itself a bit over the last 10 years and this summer we are getting a deck put on, so we are getting large sections of it ripped out so the deck can be added.

For the past week I've been seeing bushes in the yard with red fruit on them.

I had no idea what they were. I was thinking raspberries, but I'm not a gardener in any way, shape, or form. So, what did I do? I asked my friends on FB. I know I have a few friends who are good at this type of thing.

They did not disappoint. Initially they believed them to be raspberries, which is what they looked like to me. But, a friend who is very good with this type of thing figured out they are wineberries! And additional fantastic news...they are edible!

So yesterday, I went out and started picking some. There are two bushes in the yard that have them. I tried to pick the largest, darkest ones figuring the small, pale ones were still not ripe yet.
And they are amazingly sweet! So yummy! All I want to do is eat them all! I am pretty excited I have my own fruit without doing a darn thing! My friend Nicole said I can plant a branch somewhere else and it will grow another bush. I may do that so we have lots of them next year. :-) How awesome is this???

Excuse me while I go pick some more wineberries...then eat them all!


  1. Once you get those other bushes rolling, I fully expect some wineberry jam. FYI - I was technically sort of right - wineberries are a type of raspberry! ;)

    1. I'm currently thinking I'm going to do a infused vodka with them. I figure that's a flavor you aren't going to see in the store. :)

      Right now, there is definitely not enough to make jam. Maybe in a year or two. Seriously, they barely cover the bottom of the tupperware container. :(