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Best Wild Berries in the Pacific Northwest

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Wild berries of the pacific Northwest are a delight to hikers, campers and just berry pickers. Some are great fresh, others best cooked. many like the Oregon grape, chokecherry, and elderberries do best cooked, and strained for jelly, jams and sauces. If it's too difficult to get enough quantity, get the juice cooked and add the ones with small seeds after to make the best jam in the world.

Rated 0 points - posted 10 years ago by amelco7 in category Food & Drink.
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Evergreen huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum) Report Abuse
thick, evergreen bushes . . when ripe can be found in quantity.
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Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) Report Abuse
Causes indigestion if eaten raw , , cook down into sauces for desserts.
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Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Report Abuse
Related to blueberries and huckleberries, blueberry-like taste. Makes great pie or used in pancakes, best addition to wild berry jam. Easy to get in quantity
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Trailing Blackberry or Dewberry (Rubus ursinus) Report Abuse
Difficult to find in quantity . . Spectacularly sweet . . .ripe in early and mid-summer found in partly-lit woods at low elevation and recently logged areas.
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Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus discolor) Report Abuse
Introduced species that has adapted so completely to the region it is considered a pest. The most picked berry for pies, jams, jellies, sauces, and wine.
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Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Report Abuse
Looks, tastes just like cultivated raspberries
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Black raspberry (Rubus leucodermis) Report Abuse
flavor is extraordinary, sweet. Difficult to get many.
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Oregon grapes (Mahonia aquifolium, M. nervosa and M.repans) Report Abuse
Three slightly different types of Oregon grapes in the Pacific Northwest all taste extremely sour and astringent with small, hard seeds . . Great in Jam. remove the large seeds.
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High Bush Cranberry (Viburnum edule) Report Abuse
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Woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) Report Abuse
also, Wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
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Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) Report Abuse
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Northern red currant (Ribes triste) Report Abuse
tart . . cook up well
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Chokecherry Report Abuse
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Blue elderberry (Sambucus cerulea) Report Abuse
Produces prolifically . . To be eaten cooked like the red elderberry, this berry is used for jams, pies and wine
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Service berries, Juneberry Report Abuse
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Evergreen blackberry Report Abuse
Invasive introduction from Eurasia. Abundant fruit, Looks great but the taste is dull and bitter tasting. The thorns are the worst of all blackberries. A few as filler in jams is alright.
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Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) Report Abuse
Ripens at the beginning of berry season . . Grows in low elevation, often in the woods or sunny spots at the edge of the woods.tastes bitter and watery, but the birds like it. Good if you're lost in the woods and starving. Ok as a filler in jam in small quantities.
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Blue huckleberry (wild blueberry) Report Abuse
Best picking berry in the higher elevation. . . Usually on slopes in the mountains in sunny or semi-sunny areas. higher elevation than the red huckleberries. Great fresh or cooked.
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Red huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) Report Abuse
Grows in the woods at low elevation, Sour raw, but good flavor. Great cooked in pies and jam
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Thimbleberry or redcap (Rubus parvifloru) Report Abuse
Sweet yet tart. Great flavor. Low and high elevations. Difficult to get enough, but makes the best jam.
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