Sunday, April 25, 2010

Salmonberry Blossoms

The Salmonberries (Rubus spectabilis) are blooming all around Juneau and the surrounding area. Hopefully, with all the blossoms I’m seeing we’ll have a good crop. I can’t wait to pick the berries in late July and August to make jelly. We’ve tried raspberry/rhubarb jelly, which was wonderful, so this year I want to try salmonberry/rhubarb too.


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8 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very beautiful.

EG Wow said...

The blossom is gorgeous. Do salmon berries taste a little like raspberries? I have never tasted them.

Wendy said...

Hello, love the salmonberry blossoms. I just found your blog and am now a follower. I spent 4 years in Ketchikan so am excited to see some familiar sights!

Have a beautiful (and hopefully sunny!) day!

Powell River Books said...

Salmonberries are among the first to bloom in Powell River BC as well. We don't have many though. We are best known for our blackberries. We even have a festival in August to celebrate all the many ways you can use them. Last year I made jam and canned some for the first time.

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Irina said...

Fantastic photos in your blog. So very talented author! And Alaska.

Daniela said...

It´s a beautiful photo. I´ve ben looking through your other photos as well, the nature in Alaska is stunning and so are your photography.

Denise said...

What lovely blossoms and your photos are great, thanks for sharing them.

Small City Scenes said...

Salmon berries are plenty here too. Never tried making jam. We just were too busy eating them. LOL Maybe mixed berry jam this year. MB