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    Well it is that time of the year to collect berries and other edibles. I have managed to pick 4 1/2gallons of salmon berries, a gallon of blue berries today and a gallon of fireweed flowers for jelly so far.
    Here are the berries we have around here,

    Salmon berry ( cloudberry )


    Low bush cranberry ( lingonberry )


    Low bush blueberry,


    Blackberry ( crow berry ), edible no real taste, make good jam and syrup


    Bear berry, edible but no taste. Used as a filler for berries in bad years of berry harvest


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    Fireweed, all parts of the plant are edible, makes good jelly, young shoots great in salads as are the flowers


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    No tundra blueberries? I remember eating my fill on them about 60 miles south of Fairbanks. All... Day... Long... LOL
    Good pics though... gonna go raid the fridge of blueberry jam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnick View Post
    No tundra blueberries? I remember eating my fill on them about 60 miles south of Fairbanks. All... Day... Long... LOL
    Good pics though... gonna go raid the fridge of blueberry jam!
    Those will be the low bush blueberries also called bog berries. We don't have many high bush blues around here either. But we do have some raspberries here and there

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    Looking good John, nice post.
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    Nice enjoy it

    Whats the cloudberry like i always wanted to try them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushMetal View Post
    Nice enjoy it

    Whats the cloudberry like i always wanted to try them
    I really can't explain it. It has a taste all to its self. Sweet tasting. The ones that are not fully ripe remind me of plums.

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    And here is the end product of salmon berries. Enjoy


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    Looking good for this winter.

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    FINALLY found Wild Huckleberries this evening and they are oh so tasty, but I'd sure like to taste an Alaskan Salmonberry and low-bush Blueberries one day!

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