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Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Berries ~ Question

We don't have much to pick this year.  Too dry despite watering.  Zero red raspberries this year.

Does anyone know what this is?  It's a form of a vine growing in the trees.  It doesn't have any sort of berry on it either.


Lady Locust said...

There is a free app called “picture this” that is a plant identification app- so handy. Just a guess but might be wild cucumber vine- not edible.

Marilyn in SW MO said...

Looks like a wild grape. We have some in our trees at the property line. I have used them in making fermented pickles. A couple in a jar are supposed to help keep the pickles crisp. Seems to work. I have never seen any grapes on ours. Just long vines with leaves. Wonder what others will think. Marilyn in SW MO

Kristina said...

Thanks Lady Locust and Marilyn. I thought it looked like wild grape, but no berries at all.

Leigh said...

I agree it looks like wild grape. Do you have muscadine growing in your area? Makes fabulous jelly!

Tracy dixon said...

They look like muscadine vines. We had one and I didnt know what it was until they started producing berries which wasnt until Sept I think in my area

Debby Flowers said...

Looks like a grapevine to me too.

Rain said...

Hi Kristina :) I can't comment on what that might be, but I hope Leigh is right and you have some wild grape!

Mary said...

I don’t know, muscadine and wild grape leaves don’t have the sharp points those leaves do. Google for pics and closely compare. When I studied herbalism I knew a few people who mistakenly used something that thankfully didn’t end up harming them. Always be extremely careful.

Cockeyed Jo said...

I agree with the rest. Wild grapes don't always produce fruit. I've got two that I haven't killed nary a grape on either of them in 5 years.

Stephen said...

Agree with the comments above: that looks like a grapevine to me.

RB said...

Is that vine, a wild grape vine?
Our aunt had some growing by her house long ago. We loved them. We'd eat them right off the vine, even though you're suppose to stuff and cook them.
But they were very invasive too.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, it's definitely invasive. Spreading out around one barn like crazy but no berries at all.