Northern Bushcraft

Thimbleberry

  • mature berry is thin, coarse, seedy and has neutral taste.
  • plant has no thorns.
  • plant has large, maple-like leaves.
  • young shoots can be peeled and eaten raw.
  • grows in foothill and montane regions.
  • tip: the thimbleberry is an example of a compound berry, since it consists of a tight cluster of smaller parts, resembling a raspberry. Compound berries are generally edible.
  • warning: avoid eating wilted leaves, which can contain toxins.
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