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Agarita.  I've seen this a thousand times and never knew you could eat the berries.  Courtesy of Merriwether: http://www.foragingtexas.com/

Agarita. I've seen this a thousand times and never knew you could eat the berries. Courtesy of Merriwether: http://www.foragingtexas.com/

Wild Raisin (Viburnum nudum)- "Found in: Edges of old fields, deciduous woods and thickets in the eastern and central United States and Canada, and also planted ornamentally. Although it is traditionally an understory tree (growing under the canopy of larger trees), viburnums that are exposed to more light, on the edge of woods and in part sun, often have more berries."

Photos and description of Wild Raisin (Viburnum nudum) - Ontario Trees and Shrubs

Loquat love in Texas - Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking - Living thoughtfully in the modern world

I thought they were only in New Zealand. I love these fruits, brings back heaps of childhood memories. Loquat love in Texas - Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking - Living thoughtfully in the modern world

How to harvest and make Agarita Jelly

Back in May of I noticed around the farm that we had an ABUNDANCE of beautiful agarita berries. If you have never heard of agaritas before, they are a Texas native plant that produce a very .

Saskatoon berries- The Métis also gathered wild berries and edible plants. Berries were important food for the Métis. They were eaten alone, or added to a popular meal called ‘Pemmican’. Berries were stored in animal skins to prevent them from going bad.

Saskatoon berries known as June berries in parts of US. Can you imagine the city of Saskatoon being called Juneberry?

Closeup of the berries. They are almost ripe, just need to darken to a deep purple color.

Beautyberries (and their colorless relatives, Japanese beautyberries) are a Texas edible native. They can be foraged to eat raw or made into jams. If desired for wine, additional sugars must be added because they lack sufficient sweetness of their own.

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