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Thread: I thought they might be from Caithness!

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    Apparently yellow raspberries are to go on sale in M&S soon: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ermarkets.html

    However the article says they aren't the ones familiar to anyone who has collected berries from a Caithness hedgerow, but a variety from California. I always wondered whether there would be a market for the yellow ones. Now we'll see.

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    Cloudberries my lass calls them - a name that smacks of long summer's days and decadance- looks like the marketing people missed that one.

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    I always thought they were called salmonberries - remember collecting them many years ago from the hedgerows!

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    I collected some wild ones growning around the farm, but there was not enough to make jam, we have wild brambles and raspberrys also growing and hope to get a few jars out of them.

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    There's red raspberries and one clump of white/yellow raspberries growing near me. They must have been planted and cultivated at some point in the distant past. I didn't know they were called cloudberries - what a lovely name. I just freeze the lot, and use in pies with apples, or with plain yogurt or ice cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilter View Post
    There's red raspberries and one clump of white/yellow raspberries growing near me. They must have been planted and cultivated at some point in the distant past. I didn't know they were called cloudberries - what a lovely name. I just freeze the lot, and use in pies with apples, or with plain yogurt or ice cream.
    Cloudberry is a low-growing alpine that can be found on Morven & and other high places. What people used to call salmonberry is rubus spectabilis, a foreign import.
    The yellow and red raspberries are the same species as far as I am aware

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    Always new yellow rasberries as Loganberries,loads of them grow at olrig castletown(they are a supposed highbrid between a rasp.& a pacific coast blackberry obtained by Judge J.H.Logan,)whoever he was........

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    I always though they were loganberries as well,and just by chance my son asked me yesterday if they were edible...and even though I ate loads as a child,I was unsure about saying yes to him just incase maybe now I will tell him its ok x
    The nice thing about living in a small place is that if you dont know what you are doing....there's always somebody who does,or thinks they do! x

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    Logan berries are much larger than raspberries also can be a bit sharper but delicious all the same
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    Loganberries aren't yellow! Yellow raspberries are...well, yellow.

    Loganberry history:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loganberry

    I was also curious about the Boysenberry, which turns out to be a further cross:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boysenberry

    Brambles are apparently a generic name for any of these fruits (raspberry, blackberry etc) as they are all from the same family, though UK people use that word to refer to the wild blackberry.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramble

    I also consulted wikipedia about the cloudberry, which someone mentioned growing on Caithness moors:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudberry

    I have never eaten those. We used to eat blaeberries a lot when I was wee.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaeberry
    You could always tell when they were in season when putting your hand on the top of a post to vault over a fence, and your hand would come away purple from bird poo. Even after passing through the bird, that fruit could stain your skin!

    Now have we all got our berries straight? This is worse than the discussion some time ago about neeps vs swedes!
    Last edited by George Brims; 11-Jul-08 at 18:17. Reason: added brambles reference

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    Well George thats my lesson for today,I honestly did think they were loganberries and had never even heard of yellow rasberries!We should have marketed them years ago and beaten california to it x
    The nice thing about living in a small place is that if you dont know what you are doing....there's always somebody who does,or thinks they do! x

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    I think so too. Of course being a wild variety they aren't as large as commercial types, but the commercial ones must have been bred from wild ones originally, so that wouldn't be a problem in the long term.

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