Foraging Wild Fruit: Black Raspberry

Photo of Black Raspberry

Black Raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) tend to ripen over the course of a few weeks, starting in late June in southern New England or early to mid July in northern New England. Good thing, because if they ripened all at once I'd probably make myself sick. They may be smaller than most cultivated berries, but their flavor is unmatched. (Note: I've previously discussed how to recognize this plant in winter.)

Photo of Black Raspberry handful

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