06-30-2012, 02:03 PM
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Can you name the three berries that are native to North America. This might surprise youBiggrin

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 06-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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(06-30-2012, 02:03 PM)slantman Wrote: Can you name the three berries that are native to North America. This might surprise youBiggrin

I think the blueberry is one.

I looked it up after writing that. I'm not going to give away the other 2. But come to think of it at least one of the others is quite obvious.

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 06-30-2012, 04:07 PM
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I am assuming that you mean berries edible for humans. Maybe these?

Blackberries
Cranberries
Serviceberries
Salmonberries
Thimbleberries
Huckleberries
Elderberries

I read about all those in outdoor books when I was a boy, but forget whether or not all are native. Thimbleberries are native to the area where I grew up, although I did not know they were edible until I was an adult. Blackberries grew everywhere, too, but they might have been introduced.

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 06-30-2012, 05:51 PM
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Not there yetIdea

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 06-30-2012, 06:55 PM
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Chuck Berry
Halle Berry
Dingleberry

What do I win? Laughing1

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 06-30-2012, 07:43 PM
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According to this website, there more than three berries native to North America.

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph18.htm

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 06-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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I think he meant exclusively native to NA.

There are 3 of those.

2 have been mentioned, one in a burst of 6 or so, so I don't know if that counts (I'm not running it), and one that hasn't.

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 07-01-2012, 09:04 AM
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Okay guys this is the three berries native to North America (United States)

1. Blueberries

2. Cranberries

3. Concord Grapes

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 07-02-2012, 09:48 AM
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i had no idea grapes were considered berries.

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 11-04-2012, 07:21 AM
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Some fruits that are called berries are not true berries. Blackberries for example are considered aggregate fruit by scientists. There are berries native to North America other than these three. Buffalo berries for example(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherdia). A more correct statement may be cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes(which are derived from a native wild grape) are the only berries native to North America that are commonly eaten by humans.

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 11-04-2012, 09:06 AM
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(11-04-2012, 07:21 AM)cuulblu Wrote: Some fruits that are called berries are not true berries. Blackberries for example are considered aggregate fruit by scientists. There are berries native to North America other than these three. Buffalo berries for example(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherdia). A more correct statement may be cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes(which are derived from a native wild grape) are the only berries native to North America that are commonly eaten by humans.

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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 11-04-2012, 10:02 AM
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(11-04-2012, 07:21 AM)cuulblu Wrote: Some fruits that are called berries are not true berries. Blackberries for example are considered aggregate fruit by scientists. There are berries native to North America other than these three. Buffalo berries for example(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherdia). A more correct statement may be cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes(which are derived from a native wild grape) are the only berries native to North America that are commonly eaten by humans.

Very interesting and welcome to The Shave Nook. Smile

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 11-04-2012, 10:12 AM
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Grapes are a berry very interesting, I would have never thought them being a berry.

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 11-04-2012, 12:00 PM
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Hello, cuulblu and welcome...intersting observation re: berry classification.. I once read that tomatos, strangely enough, are considered to be berries. They are new world-native.

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 11-04-2012, 05:11 PM
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(11-04-2012, 07:21 AM)cuulblu Wrote: Some fruits that are called berries are not true berries. Blackberries for example are considered aggregate fruit by scientists. There are berries native to North America other than these three. Buffalo berries for example(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherdia). A more correct statement may be cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes(which are derived from a native wild grape) are the only berries native to North America that are commonly eaten by humans.


* Thanks for the information and welcome to The Shave Nook.

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