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Old 05-11-2020, 10:13 PM
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When I was a kid in the Ozarks, we picked gooseberries, and my Mom made gooseberry jelly, jam and yum yum GOOSEBERRY PIE. HAVEN'T EATEN ONE IN 60 YEARS BUT REMEMBER THEM WELL. She also mixed rhubarb and gooseberries in a pie, was scrumptous. Of course, wild blackberries were available too, and we picked and canned gallons of them. Have to be careful, tho, in WVA my wife's mother got bitten by a copperhead while picking blackberries. Snakes like blackberry brambles for some reason.
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The goose berries here all have long thorns and lots of seeds. Vines are 2-3' tall. Never tried to pick them. I did purchase 3 vines to try domestic berries. We shall see what happens. My raspberries aren't doing much. My one thornless blackberry is somewhat productive. I have starts from it that are doing well. the plan is to plant a thicket near my seasonal creek. Next year we will do starts from the gooseberries for hills.
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Are these wild blackberries?
Those look like Dewberries. Very close relative.
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Like everyone else has said - dewberries. Picked about 8 lbs. of them here yesterday and making wine. Looks like it's going to be a good year for them where I'm at. =)
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The goose berries here all have long thorns and lots of seeds. Vines are 2-3' tall. Never tried to pick them. I did purchase 3 vines to try domestic berries. We shall see what happens. My raspberries aren't doing much. My one thornless blackberry is somewhat productive. I have starts from it that are doing well. the plan is to plant a thicket near my seasonal creek. Next year we will do starts from the gooseberries for hills.
Take a lighter and singe the thorns and they are easier to pick. We used to do that out in the woods when we were kids. For some reason, the best gooseberries were always in the middle of a poison oak thicket. Fortunately I don't get poison oak.
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