Farmer’s Market: Wineberries

Last week while I was browsing through the aisles of the Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market, and I saw these:

They look a little like raspberries, right?  But they’re not!  The sign said that they were wineberries- a wild berry.  Texturally, they are very similar to raspberries, but as you eat them, they felt lighter and fluffier.  They are less sweet, and every so slightly tart.  Yum!

I was curious about these little delicious treats.  Here’s what I found: it’s a perennial plant, it’s a species of a raspberry, and native to northern China, Japan and Korea.  It was introduced to Europe and North America as an ornamental plant.

they were just too beautiful not to photograph…

They didn’t last too long here, they were just too tasty.  So if you do see some of these around, definitely try them out.

More information and pictures can be found here!

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