Alaska WildBerries

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  1. foxfire

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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 )
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    Low bush cranberry ( lingonberry )
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    Low bush blueberry,
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    Blackberry ( crow berry ), edible no real taste, make good jam and syrup
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    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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    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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    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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    Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    You're making me rediculously homesick!

    When I was a kid, I used to pick berries on all the family hikes/camping trips.
     
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    Trailing Raspberries, very small but they are real sweet.

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