Foraging Wild Fruit: Flowering Raspberry

Photo of Flowering Raspberry

At first glance, the showy pink blossoms of Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) might be mistaken for a Rose (Rosa sp.). This shrub is in the same family (Rosaceae) as Roses, but instead of producing hips, this native produces raspberries. I met Flowering Raspberry back in late June, and when I returned in mid-August to check on the small patch, there were only two fruits ready for tasting (the first one for Jenny, and the second for me). Based on this admittedly small sample, I found the fruit to be sweet, if a bit seedy, with a slightly dry finish. I look forward to sampling a few more, as soon as I find some. (To view the following images in full-size, click here.)

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