Monday, July 30, 2012

First Salmonberries

Russianberry and Salmonberry
We picked our first salmonberries this weekend! They're not as tasty as they will be in a week, but it was still fun to eat a few and make a crisp with the rest. Here on Kodiak we call the yellow ones Russianberries. Does anybody else call them that? Do other areas have different names for them? I'd be interested to know!

When I was hiking on the Eagle Creek Trail in Oregon last month we hiked through quite a few good patches of salmonberries (the nicest ones I've ever encountered off of Kodiak Island) and they had the highest ratio of Russian to salmonberries I've ever seen. Here, the Russianberries are fairly rare.

Caitlin and Katelyn

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