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What fruits and berries do you gather
What are some of the fruits and berries that you gather.
I know most are able to get
What else do you try and get?
I plan to start next year gathering
prickly ash berries
wild strawberries (man its going to take alot of these little bitty buggers)
My family owns acres and acres of wild bluberry fields (unfurtunatly I live pretty far and had to buy my bluberries this year...
). Next year I promisse myself I'll go and get some!!
I'm planning on getting wild strawberries next year and to go around to the local pick your own farms...
Anyone else from Nova-Scotia knows what and where get other berries?
I gather Black Currants, Blackberries, Raspberries, Crab Apples, and anything else I can get my hands on for free but unfortunately I cant find any Blueberries around here without paying.
I guess I'm like Wade I get anything I can get my hands on free LOL got blackberries, boysenberries, plums,elderberries,gonna get frost grapes soon(know where there is a bunchhh)and anything else I can get. Also lucked into a 5 acre plot of muscadines so far we've picked close to 40 5 gallon buckets so far
I really want to find somewhere I can get these black currants from. Wade the guy you linked me up with responded back to me while he was on vacation, but I haven't heard anything from him since.
I guess I am going to have to make a trip up north somewhere and see if I can find some wild ones or somewhere that they have a you pick place.
Raspberries, blackberries, elderberries, crab apples, rose hips, chokecherries, and gooseberries. Got just enough gooseberries to make some pancake syrup. It was a hit but picking them wild is a blood sport.
The rose hips I found last year are more feral than wild. Same as the crab apples. There's an abandoned farm and the remains of their orchard across the road from my house. It's an interesting place.
I also found an antique rose over there but someone killed it before I could take a cutting. It's just rude to kill something I wanted to steal. <shakes fist in the air> The wisteria is still there, though.
:-) I thought I was the only person in the world foolish enough to "chase" berries. When the wild berries are on, I literally use vacation time go go and pick them. I would often giving a lot of them away because I just have too many. I am so excited to use them to make wine now. A new excuse to gather the things mothe nature gives us for free. I pick wild strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, dewberries, blackberriesr,choke cherries, plums, cranberries and apples. It kills me to have to go to the store and pay for these things when they're right in my back woods! People make fun but when you're couped up in an office most of the time, an afternoon of sunshine, fresh air and a field full of berries is a wonderful treat!
I'm new to this group.
I pick wild raspberries in my yard although I haven't used any for wine yet because I was afraid of wasting them!! I do make liqueur, though. And it looks like my husband is going to kill most of the plants this year because they're invading the garden but, I'm sure I'll find other sources.
Last year I found a few good spots for wild blueberries but I can't tell you where they are because those spots are highly guarded secrets here. I've just started a blueberry wine from these from those I've frozen.
Also pick wild lowbush cranberries but those are really hard to come by and I could only get enough for a batch of liqueur. Took all summer a couple of years ago to pick enough wild strawberries for a batch of liqueur.
I could pick lots of rosehips but have any of you ever made rosehip wine and was it any good?
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