Thimbleberries are bright red, the flavor is sweet but not so strong. The thimbleberry is very delicate and does not break free easily from the receptacle, so you will find them falling apart while picking them.

The thimbleberry is very common and can be seen growing in clearings, along roadsides, and even in among the forest canopy.

The berries are delicious on their own or in any dish you would use berries. They do not store well so are best used fresh. The white flowers make a nice addition to salad. The leaves can be used to make a tea (caution: when making a tea from these leaves, only use in moderation as stomach upset and bowel irritation can occur, do not use wilted leaves as these are toxic).


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