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bush with edible berries

I recently found a bush with edible berries on it it was growing happily in the middle of  a wood not far from  a housing estate ,so far I have been unable to find out any details or information about it, I hope someone will be able to identify it from the picture I took?
thank you in advance 


  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    It looks like a Rubus Tricolour.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • thank you for the two replies received in as quick as  a flash time !!!!!!! 
    it was a great revelatio after having asked around relatives neighbours and friends for the past few months without success 
  • I agree with @Uff - the shiny leaves indicate Chinese bramble - my Japanese wineberry has leaves more like a standard raspberry - a dull surface and white underneath.  Fruits and flowers look identical on both plants as far as I can see.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,354
    What I want to know, is how did you find out the berries were edible, when you didn't know what plant it was?
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • punkdoc said:
    What I want to know, is how did you find out the berries were edible, when you didn't know what plant it was?
    That did occur to me … but I sort of assumed that neighbours had been picking and eating them for years without ill effect. 🤞 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • how did I find out the berries were edible,?  quite pertinent question! :  when I saw them despite my advanced age ,I managed to find in my memory (although not with definite certainty ) the fact that I had seen them before somewhere else and eaten them  some  years ago.......from the initial good feeling I proceeded to put one in my mouth and see whether the taste was agreeable or not , they tasted quite good and proceeded with confidence to pick all the ones I could find  to eat them. That is my method to try anything unknown I find in the wild assuming that the taste must be a good pointer to something being ok or not to eat having said that I have noknowledge of mushrooms and going by what I have seen and heard about the wild ones I would rather miss out on good wild mushrooms and leave them behind than to risk them. I  dont know whether it was thanks to the birds but in a row of brambles 20 yards long I did not get more than ten berries .....despite the apparent low productivity of this plant  I would still like to try to grow them in my garden, that is why I was keen to know the name of the plant, so thank you again for solving the mystery 
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