Identification: Washington State

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  1. farwest

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    We are in Arlington Washington for a year and my wife was wondering about these berries if they are good to make jelly from them.
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you so much she already did some salmon berries and looking forward to huckleberries. Originally from Utah and the elderberries are big and in larger clusters there.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    In my opinion the best tasting is the trailing blackberry, Rubus ursinus. Fruits on separate female plants, so you don't usually find fruit in abundance.

    You might also be interested in Mahonia (now Berberis) http://www.eattheweeds.com/mahonia-melange/comment-page-1/
    The fruit is sour, but makes good jelly.
     

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