Blackcaps, anyone?

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  1. katydidagain

    katydidagain Adventuress--Definition 2 Supporter

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    My Yankee born father fondly remembers foraging for wild black raspberries. Years ago I bought some Cumberlands and other tame varieties in the hopes I'd found something to satisfy his childhood memories; obviously I didn't because he's still seeking those "blackcaps".

    He was raised in upstate New York if that makes a difference. If you're familiar with the wild type, is there a cultivated variety that approximates the taste? Or, do you happen to have some spare wild ones you'd ship (costs covered) on your homestead? He's turning 86 in June; I'd love to surprise him.

    katy
     
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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    My inlaws have them growing wild on thier 20 acres. If I were in better standing w/ the mIL, I'd ask for some for you :( . Last time we were there, we walked into the woods and ate them. They are in Horseheads.
     

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    Wendy,
    Thanks for replying; I understand the outlaw situation much too well! :waa:

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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    Then it's no surprise she's referred to as the MONSTER-in-law!!!