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Wild berry report

Post by Nighthiker » Aug 03 2011 2:31 pm

Wild berrys ready yet ? Leaving soon to co camping and taking a hand crank ice cream machine, would like to add some wild berries
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Tough_Boots » Jul 13 2014 10:07 pm

I imagine I'll be scheduling a hike along East Webber soon So many berries you don't even have to pack a lunch :D
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Dschur » Jul 14 2014 8:08 am

I thought all the major plants along the rim are blackberries... the difference is when you take them off the vine the raspberries leave a core on the vine and the blackberries aren't hollow inside... http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-Raspberries ... ries-Apart Have always called them blackberries...
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by big_load » Jul 14 2014 8:46 am

I've seen actual raspberries on the Peaks. I saw some in SE UT, too, but I haven't seen many elsewhere in AZ.

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Post by paulhubbard » Jul 14 2014 11:43 am

I remember finding wild strawberries on the SF Peaks when I was younger.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by big_load » Jul 14 2014 12:02 pm

paulhubbard wrote:I remember finding wild strawberries on the SF Peaks when I was younger.
The vines are everywhere up there, but I didn't see any blooms yet.

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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Nighthiker » Jul 14 2014 8:32 pm

Thanks' Dschur for the link, not sure if the ones at Tonto Natural Bridge are wild plants or domesticated, all I know some are red and black on the same plant though I think the black ones were red but turned.
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Post by Dschur » Jul 15 2014 7:51 am

yep the red are the unripen ones they are sour! Used to hide in them at the Girl Scout camp.. had a councilor hunt and I would take my book and foam mattress and hide... and we used to make homemade icecream with them... only thing is they turned the icecream grey but really was good...
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by friendofThundergod » Jul 20 2014 10:40 pm

Breaking News: Here is an up to the minute wild berry report for Mount Baldy and Primitive Blue Range ;)

First attachment some nice strawberries along trail starting around 11,000 Mount Baldy.

Not near as many raspberries along trails in that 8,000 foot range I thought they would be, its either still a little too early, or I am a little too late as in bear have got to already?? but disappointing..
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by azbackpackr » Jul 21 2014 4:53 am

The entire time I lived near Mt. Baldy (14 years) the locals complained that the berries were terrible these past many years, but that when they were kids they picked a lot of berries and their mothers put up a lot of jars of jam.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by big_load » Jul 21 2014 7:14 am

Raspberries are still a week away here. I ate a few of the early openers, and they were definitely not ready. At least I got in ahead of the bears.

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