What Are Wineberries?
Similar in appearance to its relatives, blackberries and raspberries, wineberries run rampant across much of Virginia. They are easily found in Virginia along roadsides and hiking trails, in thickets and meadows and may already be firmly established on your farm. Also called a wine raspberry, their canes have reddish hairs and small thorns that produce an edible red fruit with a glossy sheen smaller than a raspberry that packs a delicious sweet and tart flavor. Chances are you’ve run across them time and again, possibly without realizing. My kids love to spend hours picking and snacking on them during summer hikes. Continue reading