Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yummy berry list for pie making

So what constitutes a berry? Botanically speaking, it's a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary containing one or more seeds. Examples include:
  • avocadoes
  • bananas & plantains
  • citrus fruits: lemons, oranges, limes, kumquats, Buddha's hands, grapefruit, etrogs, clementines, pomelos, red finger limes, papedas, mandarins, kinnows, etc.
  • bearberries, bilberries, blueberries, cranberries, crowberries, honeyberries, huckleberries, lingonberries
  • coffee (roasted coffee berries!)
  • cucumbers (that means pickles!)
  • currants, gooseberries
  • elderberries
  • grapes
  • kiwis
  • melons: canteloupes, honeydews, muskmelons, watermelons
  • persimmons
  • squash, winter & summer: pumpkins, zucchinis, gourds, luffas, etc.
  • Solanaceae family fruit: Cape gooseberries, chiles, eggplants, groundcherries, peppers, tomatillos, tomatoes, etc.
Then there are fruit commonly referred to as berries that are not true berries, such as aggregate or accessory fruits. These can include:
  • blackberries, cloudberries, raspberries, salmonberries, etc.
  • highbush cranberries
  • mulberries
  • rose hips
  • strawberries
More types of berries will be added here as we find out different varieties!