Edible berries

Asked June 10, 2018, 3:39 PM EDT

My girlfriend picked these from a tree & posted on facebook that she is eating them because they look like mulberries, I'm a little concerned as I'm currently in Rochester & can't prevent her from picking more

Hennepin County Minnesota plant identification berries edible berries

1 Response

Thank you for the question. Here is information on mulberry plants and their berries: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/fnr/fnr_237.pdf
As Master Gardeners and due to the limitations of this electronic format, we can't tell you if your girlfriend is eating berries safe for human consumption. The best bet is to get accurate identification from someone who can see the plant these came from. Common sense tells us that food from the wild should never be consumed before accurate identification.

Thank you for contacting Extension.