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    Raspberries are ripe

    Daughter and I took our annual trek out for wild raspberries. 3 quart bags and only got half way through.



    We are headed back out here in a bit.


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    I lived next to a Reforestation Camp before I left for school. We'd go back with gallon buckets every season and load up.
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    My three year old bushes really produced this year. Half a dozen pints of jam and a bunch fresh eating... And the wild blackberries are loaded down. About another week or two and I'll be picking them.

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    Skunk1 how many qts somehow didn't quite make it into the buckets. Back in Wis. I would load up on mosquito repellent and walk the pasture fence lines. Lots of berries, easy to pick, but if you sweat the repellent off you were in trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs11jack View Post
    Skunk1 how many qts somehow didn't quite make it into the buckets. Back in Wis. I would load up on mosquito repellent and walk the pasture fence lines. Lots of berries, easy to pick, but if you sweat the repellent off you were in trouble.
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    Between the 2 of us. Not sure. Half a can of repellent though. Just got back with the quart bags refilled and the earlier ones frozen and vacuumed packed.


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    They don't even get close to picking around SE MN until after the 4th of July, or even towards August.

    Enjoy them! They are one of my favorites!


    I like Gooseberries too, but some don't. More for me then.
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    Do not overlook Raspberry muffins !
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    Boy those look good!

    When I was a kid, I sued to love to hit the woods and eat my way through on the wild raspberries. After my wife and I got married and we built hour house on the back of the farm, I started a large raspberry patch - red and black - I planted a bunch of fruit trees as well - small saplings I got at a sale at Jeijers - pear, apple, peach, etc. I was all excited about it, looking forward to the years ahead of lots of fruit. That got dashed real quick thanks to the darn deer . . in one night, they went through and munched on all of the fruit trees and kill ed them all - then had desert at the raspberry patch!!! Grrrr . . . ate em right down to the ground and what they did'nt eat, the darn rabbits finished up. Always kind of amazed me what they did in one night . . . and yet . . . I could walk through the woods and still find fresh raspberries. We've since sold the woodlots and swamps off - used to enjoy harvesting elderberries as well when I was a kid - my Mom made some awesome elderberry pies!

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    Nice haul. Our wild blackberries are just starting to ripen.

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    Here in Western NY the strawberries have been ripe for a week or 10 days. Blackberries are in blossom.
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    Ours are coming on as well. The are so good, never make it to the freezer!

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    my rasberries look to be about a week from being ready to pick.

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    Those wild raspberries on our local clearcuts are still about 3-4 weeks away from ready here but the tiny native ground hugging blackberries will be ready by the 4th.

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    Our nets won't go up for another 3 weeks or so. Everything is behind here in Mid NH [just above the lakes region] We are covering the blueberries this week.

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    Mine are still hard and green. It will be weeks before they start coloring up.

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    We always called the ground - growing ones "Dewberries". I love both kinds in a bowl with sugar and cream. Now I'm all glazy eyed and drooling......

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