Hello! In this tutorial, we are going to learn all about our wild fruits and berries. Including, what they are and which trees they come from. Afterwards, if you would love some more resources about our most common fruits and berries, why not check out our nature walk activities or field guides. Are you ready? Lets get started!
Wild berries are any type of fruit or berry found growing in an uncultivated or undomesticated state. While many are truly wild, some, especially fruit trees, may have been planted long ago – especially those found growing long our hedgerows.
While the term wild berry might imply yummy edible juiciness, not all wild berries are edible. In fact, many are very poisonous. So, it is important never to eat or taste any wild berry unless you are certain of its identity and sure it is safe to eat.
Anywhere shrubs and trees and plants grow, you can find wild fruits growing.
One of the best places to start looking for wild fruits and berries are the hedgerows bordering our roads and country lanes.
If you take a stroll and keep your eyes open in late summer and autumn, you are sure to see all sorts of wild fruit adorning the twigs and branches.
The hedgerow berries you are most likely to see, are:
The following list shows some of our most poisonous wild berries:
After warning you about some of our many deadly and poisonous berries, here are a few of our most popular edible wild fruits. Just remember though, please never taste or eat any wild berry unless you are completely certain of its identity and completely certain it is safe to eat.
Do You Love Nature Adventures?
We can deliver them straight to your inbox!
Love our site? Share it!