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Wild Fruit, Pacific Northwest

Wild Fruit, Pacific Northwest
Wild Blueberry, Photo By Bud Logan

The Pacific Northwest region is fortunate to have a variety of wild fruit producing plants, vines and shrubs. Some are native to the coast and some are invasive plants. By learning to identify the edible berries, you can enjoy a real healthy food for free and as most native wild fruits are high in antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients, you can get real benefits from the berries.

You can find blackberries, salmonberries, thimbleberries, huckleberries, blueberries, indian plum, currant berries, trailing blackberries, and wild strawberries along with others.

Some of these berry plants have a wide distribution and may be found not just on the coast, but in many areas of North America. No matter where you live, you can find species of delicious fruit for your enjoyment.

If you would like to enjoy growing carefree native fruit bearing plants, there are sources for obtaining them inexpensively or you can collect some plants yourself, but please only take a few and from areas that have many plants so you do not disrupt their ability to feed the birds and animals. Planting native berries will also attract birds and animals to your yard.

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