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Asked on Aug 2, 2012

Does anybody know what this berry is and whether or not you can EAT it?

IreneDouglas HuntNest for All Seasons
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We have a ton of these bushes in our yard and so far, I've told the boys NO when it comes to eating them, but I have no idea if they are edible or not? Any ideas? The birds like them!
unidentified berries
unidentified berries
unidentified berries
unidentified berries
unidentified berries
unidentified berries
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 3, 2012

    Where are they growing? I'm guessing they're on some kind of flowering shrub like a chokeberry.

  • Nest for All Seasons
    on Aug 3, 2012

    Hi Douglas -- that is what someone else mentioned. There is a large cluster of them growing in my garden - -planted by the previous owner. They were definitely intentional in the planting, but I didn't know if it was just ornamental. I'm ok with guessing on names of ornamentals -- not so much with berries :)

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 5, 2012

    I'm guessing from the arrangement of the berries that it is chokeberry. If so, despite the name, they are edible.

  • Irene
    on Jul 12, 2015

    Yes, they are black chokeberries. We would pick them & make chokeberry jelly. They have a pretty sour taste. I would wash them, cook them with sugar & pectin & strain them through a cheesecloth & make chokeberry jelly. Some people make tea or wine with them. They are healthy for you, some believe that they lower blood pressure.

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