11 comments on “Cloudberry Country

  1. Now I’ve finally seen a picture of cloudberries. I’ve read about them and thought they might be like thimbleberries, but they’re not.

    • Cloudberries, thimbleberries, blackberries, raspberries, salmonberries and dewberries are all in the genus Rubus, so they’re alike in that the fruit grows in a cluster of individual fruits (called drupelets). By the way, growing up in Pennsylvania, I used to occasionally pick a few thimbleberries when I was afield, but came to write them off as not very tasty. A couple of years ago, while camping in British Columbia, we came across a patch of them that were really good – tart and flavorful.

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