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suzanne
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Post: # 44270Post suzanne »

Hi, I just joined. My name is Suzanne and we live in Florida, USA We just moved to the country and I am loving it. Does anyone know how I can tell which berries on our property are edible and which are not? I am totally new at this. I am married to my knight in shining armor for 30 years and we have 2 married daughters. 1 lives in Colorado and is expecting their1st baby June 16(she and her hubby are both wildlife bioligists) and the youngest lives with her air force husband in Panama City Fl (about 5 hours from us) and is expecting their 1st baby June 18
looking forward to learning alot here and hoping to be able to share as well.

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Post: # 44274Post red »

welcome!
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Post: # 44275Post suzanne »

Thanks Red for the welcome
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Post: # 44278Post shiney »

A warm welcome to you!

Are you planning to grow things? Do you have a large garden area?
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Post: # 44280Post suzanne »

yes!!!! I want to have a nice size garden and even do some canning. One of the neighbors I met has offered to help me can. That sounds like fun!!!
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Post: # 44292Post suzanne »

thanks for the warm welcome Everyone here is very friendly and I like that
btw, I like your quote
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Post: # 44348Post Millymollymandy »

Hi Suzanne and welcome to the site!

Regarding the berries - if these are wild, I suggest you buy (or beg, steal or borrow :mrgreen: ) a book on native species and take this outside with you to compare photos to what you see on the plants. You can also use the internet to search but then you can't take your computer to your garden so you might need to pick some leaves and berries and bring them inside!

I don't know from your posting if you are talking about berries on trees or berries on bushes, so hard to know if someone has already cultivated blueberries or similar on your property.

The bottom line however is - DON'T eat anything that you are unsure about! It's better to waste a harvest of edible berries than get sick, or worse!

(Most of us here are not in the USA so don't know what berry type fruits you are likely to find in Florida).

Good luck! :flower:

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Post: # 44355Post suzanne »

thanks for the tip
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Post: # 44404Post Andy Hamilton »

If you want to stick up some photos of your berries and describe them a bit we can see if anyone recognises them - M3 is right though don't try anything until you are sure. I once picked poision ivy berries and waited until I knew what they were, glad that I did not eat them. anyway welcome :andy:
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