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#1 Malarky

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

Found what I think is serviceberry right beside the patio we each lunch on at work.

the berries don't seem to darken to purple/blue (birds might eat them too fast)

But some were definitely a darkening red. a few little seeds inside.

I tried one and didn't die, cramps, vomit, etc.

can't for the life of me remember if it has the flowers and fall foliage. I eat next to it all the time.

any specific way to ID?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:25 AM

Saskatoon/Service berries are dark blue/purple. Got lots of them here in the parks, yummm.

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

It seems there are many varieties of service berry, and even what I call wild plums might be one! I can't positively identify yours though



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:11 AM

If you search on Google images on 'serviceberry unripe' you get loads of pictures that very closely resemble yours.


It's a little chilly.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:46 PM

Talked to groundskeeper at the hospital and he confirmed its a Serviceberry. Told me there were 2 or 3 more around also.

Today there were a little darker. They definitely taste good at the dark red stage. I'll keep an eye on them and see how dark they get.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:11 PM

I keep checking the mulberry tree and they are all white. I need to go out to my land and see if there are any ripe ones 



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:56 AM

Looks like they do darken up!

They were tasty before, but now they are really good. The little seeds seem to have become less noticeable. 

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