It's a berry good time of the year! (..in da UP eh) I picked all these different berries today. I've been Blueberry picking a few times already this summer and have quite a few of those but wanted to check on some Sandcherries and Bearberries I know of to see if they are ripe yet as I hadn't tried those yet.
I updated my Edible Wild Berries post if you want to check it out for more info... (click here)
Most of the Sandcherries are still green, but I found a handful of ripe ones to try. They are a little tart but good. I want to go back later and get enough to make jam.
The Bearberries are mostly still green too, but I found just one very red ripe one to try. Not very good. More of a "survival food" that is good to know about. Reminded me of Wintergreen. I tried a few that weren't ripe yet, and it was like taking a bite of sand (but not gritty). Hard to explain. blech Won't be going back for more of those.
I picked a few Bunchberries. Most of those still have a bit of ripening to do too, but they are edible even when orange with no sour taste. Not a lot of flavor though. More of a "trail nibble".
I found some more Blueberries, big ones, just a bonus to go with the ones I've already picked.
I picked some Juneberries too (Sugar Plums). Those are always good even though I'm not too crazy about the chewy seed inside. I eat those mostly as a "trail treat," although I have made some tasty small tarts using them mixed with Blueberries before. This is an older photo.