Foraging Wild Black Raspberries
When I first discovered the patches of berries growing around our property I assumed that they were blackberry bushes. Then I tasted one. Turns out they are just BLACK raspberries! also known as black caps. and they are SO GOOD.
Black raspberries are smaller than blackberries, and when you pick a raspberry it will have a hollow inside. A blackberry will have a soft white core on the inside. The underside of the raspberry leaves will also be a silvery color. This post here has some excellent photos that shows the difference between black raspberries and blackberries.
Watch the video below!
Here are the raspberries ripening:
And here they are fully mature:
The underside of the raspberry leaves will be a silvery color almost white color, while a blackberry bush will not:
We have a bunch more bushes down by the woods, but there is a forest of poison ivy blocking the way. Next year I plant to figure out a way to get to them without getting all the poisons. What are you foraging lately?