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I live in SE Pa and these are abundant in the yard. Are they raspberries??

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Looks like raspberries to me.  We used to have a row of them in the garden in Oregon.  

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More than likely they are blackberries. But still very edible and great in cobblers, crisps and ice cream.  YUM!!!
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Top is wild black raspberries, my favorite wild fruit of the mid-west. (Not blackberries !, Those are completely different)

Pick them after they're deep purple/black

Bottom photo is not the same as top and I don't know what they are. Probably NOT edible !


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I was going to say just what SWT just said.  The top pic shows tasty berries, but the 2nd plant looks a little sinister. They are definitely not the same.

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Thanks all, I guess I'll figure the bottom one out later. They all are growing together. I knew this was the place to ask.
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The bottom ones are wineberries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_phoenicolasius

Quite prolific (most invasives are), and very good! Tastes like a sweeter raspberry.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_occidentalis
The top photo is a Black Cap, the most luscious of wild raspberries. Protect that crop ;-)


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Let's see raspberries and wineberries in your back yard. Sounds like you have the makings of some good wine there, besides eating them.
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Standard rule of thumb is that if they grow as an aggregate or cluster berry, they are edible.

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Once again, thanks all.
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Standard rule of thumb is that if they grow as an aggregate or cluster berry, they are edible.

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My standard rule of thumb is to go with whatever the experts here say. :D

Some day that's gonna poison me, lol.


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Years ago I tried to get Ben2World to eat Red Huckleberries while hiking around Mt. Hood. He was highly suspicious I was trying to poison him ;-) Even after I ate some :p

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Update, the raspberries are doing fine but as soon as the wineberries open they're gone, I guess the birds need them more than I do
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You just gotta get there earlier ;-)

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The best way to tell blackberries from raspberries is one, the blackberry seed will be bigger and more open. The blackberry will also be longer than round, and the biggie is the blackberry will keep it's core when picked. The raspberry will leave it's core on the bush and will have a hollow center.

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