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Bushes behind my house. They have berries that look similair to raspberries, however they also have huge thorns on them. Anyone know what they might be?

I don't know what they are and hope that these berries are not poisonous as I have two very small children and we have animals as well. Picture below

 
BabyBeans0506

Asked by BabyBeans0506 at 1:05 AM on Jul. 2, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Oh, just saw the pic, and yes, those look very much like unripe blackberries. They're hard, right? Wait til late august or July (depending where you live) and they'll start to turn dark. Very yummy frozen and blended in smoothies or make a blackberry cobbler. Lots of fun for a family picking day!
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 1:09 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Black berries more than likely. High bush black berries
    SandraRh

    Answer by SandraRh at 1:08 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Unripe blackberries? I highly doubt their poisonous, but I don't know. I just don't know of any berries in that family that are poisonous. Honetsly, I'd taste 'em! Hehe!
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 1:08 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • wild raspberry bushes do have thorns, but post a pic
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 1:07 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • take a picture and post it! :)
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:06 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • where do you live? what state
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:08 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • We have these everywhere. They're only unhealthy if you know for a fact that someone's sprayed them. Insecticide or whatever.
    Other than that, they just look like unripened blackberries. They tend to ripen towards August/September. They're YUMMY!
    ManicMomma02

    Answer by ManicMomma02 at 1:10 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • BTW dewberries are just another type of blackberry bush. Dewberries are low growing and have fewer seeds per fruit than high bush black berries. and they are sweeter too.
    SandraRh

    Answer by SandraRh at 1:12 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • if the berry pulls off and leaves a core on the stem, it is a raspberry. They come in many colors, purple, red, pink, black, yellow and white.
    If the berry comes off and the core stays inside the middle of the berry it is a blackberry.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 3:14 PM on Jul. 2, 2010



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    Comment by BabyBeans0506 (original poster) at 1:07 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

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