Free range boy berry

Asked February 21, 2017, 3:52 PM EST

My son (with Down Syndrome ) was enjoying the weather today. His sister found him foraging for berries. Please help us identify these. Thank you your assistsnce is greatly appreciated.

Mille Lacs County Minnesota crabapples

1 Response

I can’t be sure, but the fruits look like crabapples to me. Persistent crabapple fruits are often shriveled at this time of year. Note the following info, it explains how to distinguish winter apples from cherries:
http://joshfecteau.com/winter-fruit-id-crab-apple/

The leaves are apple-like too:
https://conservationgardenpark.org/file/c831d186-bc01-4deb-988c-bbd6e5e29c2a/Prairie-Fire-Crabapple-Mal.jpg