Monday, August 22, 2011

Black and Blue...Berries That Is~

It is berry picking time.  
Here berries are found on low,
tight growing bushes.  
They have shallow roots and 
tough branches to resist the wind.

These are our blackberries~




They are used for jams, 
mixed into eskimo ice cream
 and cooked into desserts.
The texture is meaty and they aren't real sweet.

These are Arctic Blueberries~



They are great fresh, frozen, in baked goods
and on oatmeal!
Their sweetness depends on the amount of sunshine they get
when they are ripening.
This year we have had a lot of rain, so they are plump!


The low berries in front are black and
the taller, broader leafed plants are
blueberries.
Both are usually found on hillsides.

Happy picking!.....



2 comments:

  1. wow, those balck berries look "weird". I am used to the kind here in California and Oregon, the kind that grow all over anything that doesn't move for 2 hours....remember?

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  2. wow! those black berries look way different from the black berries I am used to. You know the kind that grow all over anything that doesn't move for 3 hours :) remember?

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