Wild berry report

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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 big_load » Aug 03 2011 2:44 pm

It seems a bit late, but maybe it's better higher up. I got a couple quarts of raspberries from the volunteer canes in my yard, but they were done two weeks ago. The blueberries were early on the AT this year. I had some at the beginning of July and I doubt they'll be around much longer if there are any left. I would have a lot more raspberries if the township brush police would stop cutting the canes. :x

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Re: Wild berry report

Post by joebartels » Aug 03 2011 2:49 pm

July 30th near Horton raspberry shish kabob courtesy of ALMAL

EDIT: probably "blackberry" as Dawn pointed out
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Post by big_load » Aug 03 2011 2:52 pm

@joe bartels Those look good! It looks like they have another week or so left in them.

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Post by SkyIslander18 » Aug 03 2011 3:13 pm

I enjoyed many berries along Ash Creek on Mt Graham last week and all of the bear poop in the area was berry pink!

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Post by te_wa » Aug 03 2011 4:20 pm

raspberries in Barbershop and other canyons. I had a few but was concentrated on hiking out, not so much gathering. you could pro'lly fill your pockets if you spend a few hours dedicated to picking. they were a bit tart, otherwise tasty.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Sarae » Aug 03 2011 4:52 pm

Lots and lots of raspberries to be had on the Butterfly Trail and others in the Catalinas. They were in all stages of ripeness a couple of weekends ago. Yum!
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Post by nonot » Aug 03 2011 7:55 pm

tis the season for strawberries
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Post by chumley » Aug 03 2011 8:48 pm

nonot wrote:tis the season for strawberries
Wild strawberries behind the barn at my grandparent's farm in Norway. Tiny, but the best tasting, sweetest strawberries you've ever had!
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Post by big_load » Aug 03 2011 9:01 pm

chumley wrote:Wild strawberries behind the barn at my grandparent's farm in Norway. Tiny, but the best tasting, sweetest strawberries you've ever had!
Smultron! (Sorry, that's Swedish; probably not much different in Norwegian). I agree, their flavor is unbelievable.

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Post by joebartels » Aug 03 2011 9:05 pm

chumley wrote:the best tasting, sweetest strawberries you've ever had
I imagine, they've never been subjected to harsh mid seventies. Those leaves look healthier than a rain forest!
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by RickVincent » Aug 04 2011 10:26 am

The blackberries were delicious last year at Fossil Creek. That was during the last few days of August.
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Post by kevinweitzel75 » Aug 04 2011 12:45 pm

Was up on FR 300 week and a half ago. Lot of people picking berries on the top of the rim areas. Have no idea what kind.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Sarae » Aug 08 2011 7:49 am

Lots of berries along Geronimo Trail and Webber Creek this weekend up at the Rim. Some super tart, and some perfectly sweet. Saw a couple of people out there just to pick the berries.
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Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 08 2011 11:26 am

rae-rae wrote:Lots of berries along Geronimo Trail and Webber Creek this weekend
was that your group on Saturday with a bunch of cars along 440? I thought I recognized Wendi as I drove by but it was way too early for me to be social...
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Post by Sarae » Aug 08 2011 1:59 pm

@Tough_Boots
Yup, that was our group. Nice, quiet bit of trail until you get past the turnoff for the BSA trail. Then all you hear is grumbles about pumpkin berry bushes and deadfall :D Good times tho! It was a great weekend to be away from the valley.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Nighthiker » Jul 13 2014 6:16 pm

Not sure if they are wild or not, while at Tonto Natural Bridge yesterday I noted raspberry bush's with berry's and helped myself to a couple of handfuls. I ate the red ones some of them were black on the same bush not sure what they were though.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by Tough_Boots » Jul 13 2014 8:57 pm

saw a few bushes in Pine Canyon this weekend-- not yet ready to eat. Give 'em a couple weeks.
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Re: Wild berry report

Post by friendofThundergod » Jul 13 2014 9:50 pm

@Nighthiker
I will be at primitive blue range and bear wallow for five days that place will be over flowing with raspberries if early indicators hold true although that also means overflowing with bear :o

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Re: Wild berry report

Post by big_load » Jul 13 2014 10:00 pm

Raspberries are still in husks here, but I suppose it won't be long. The township cut down more than half my canes because they hang off the bank down into the road. :(

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