Carson Road Woods is filled with many seasonal edibles including berries, nuts and leaves. Please like our Facebook page to receive notifications when these are in season.
Wild Raspberries are easily identified by their pale blue canes, far fewer and smaller thorns, and smaller berries that turn almost black when ripe. Their season tends to be mid to late June.
Wild Blackberries prefer full sun and choose locations away from trees. The canes have significant thorns and the fruit can be a bit seedy. Best picking is plump black fruit, often a day after a rain when the plants re-hydrate the fruit. Their season is typically early July.
Wineberry is an invasive, the Asian relative of the raspberry and grows wild throughout CRW. For a wild fruit, many prefer these to wild raspberries or blackberries since they tend to be larger and have smaller seeds. They are a great addition to blackberries in cobblers as they bring a sweetness that softens the tart of the blackberry. They tend to ripen about the same time as blackberries.