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Blueberries

I have what looks to be blueberries growing on my fence, Are they safe?

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crystaldinae

Asked by crystaldinae at 6:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • i have not, my daughter just found them, we just moved here not to long ago, didn't even know they were there til yesterday
    crystaldinae

    Comment by crystaldinae (original poster) at 6:28 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • Hmm, blueberries normally come in between May-July. Are you sure they are blueberries?
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • not sure at all, i have a picture posted on my journal if that helps at all
    crystaldinae

    Comment by crystaldinae (original poster) at 6:30 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • They do look like blueberries but blueberries grow from a tree like the picture below and the picture you have posted doesn't look like a blueberry bush/tree. It looks more like a vine growing along a fence. Is this correct?


    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:36 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • It looks like it could be a glossy buckthorn.
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:41 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • it is growing on my fence, are glossy buckthorns safe?
    crystaldinae

    Comment by crystaldinae (original poster) at 6:42 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • I can't find any information about not eating it, but personally, unless I either planted it myself or knew 100% what it was or where it came from, I would not eat it.
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:50 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • I am part of a group that help identify plants so I will ask them to make sure of what it is.
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:52 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • thank you very much, i keep telling Michelle not to eat them but you know three year olds.
    crystaldinae

    Comment by crystaldinae (original poster) at 6:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

  • Ta a stem with the berries and leaves and take a picture of the whole plant. Take it to your county extension office. and have them identify it before you eat one or rub it on your skin. Some berries are extremely toxic.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:58 PM on Sep. 30, 2012

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