Wild Edibles: Wineberry

Range: Wineberry is a brambleberry that is native to Asia but is now commonly found in the Eastern portions of the United States. It is a highly invasive plant that often out competes raspberries and blackberries.

Identification: Wineberries grow in Brambles of up to 8 feet in length, while they do not have thorns, they have dense thickets that look like short hairs. They have toothed 3 part leaves, which are green on top and with white undersides. The produce small white 5 petal flowers that are less then an inch in diameter. The berries look very similar to Raspberries and blackberries.

Edible Parts: The fruit is edible and the leaves can be made into tea.

Taste: Wineberries have a very similar to Raspberries but slightly more tart.

Harvest Time: Wineberry fruits in the summer and usually ripens around mid-summer. Ripened berries will have a red/orange color.

Nutrition: Wineberries are high in Vitamin C, Antioxidants, minerals, and a good source of fiber.

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