What type of berry?

Asked July 22, 2020, 5:16 PM EDT

I have a mystery berry in my berry patch. I thought I planted a yellow raspberry, but a vine has grown With fruit that are something different. I think it might be a wineberry - unripe red fruit And unopened buds in picture. And if it is a wineberry - should I remove it because it is invasive? If so, how?

Ingham County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

Yes, the red stems and hairy sepals that enclose the fruit as they ripen are identifying characteristics of wineberry. It is considered invasive in many areas. Here are some details-

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rubus-phoenicolasius/

For control: “”Removal of plants by hand-pulling or use a 4-prong spading fork when the soil is moist. Branches and berries should be bagged but the remaining plant material can be left to compost. Sites can be burned or mowed. Also can be effectively controlled using any of several readily available general use herbicides such as glyphosate, triclopyr, or metsulfuron-methyl.”

- http://www.misin.msu.edu/facts/detail/print.php?id=73

Please follow all label precautions and directions when using any chemicals.