Help Identifying a Type of Berry

martinkisJune 7, 2013

This is my first post so I hope that I am doing it right.

The other day I was walking on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta and I saw someone picking berries from a tree/bush. I asked him what they were and he said that they are related to blueberries and native to the south. Unfortunately I could not for the life of me understand what he called them even after asking him to repeat it three times (maybe because he was eating them as we were talking). I didn't want to annoy the guy so I just let it go.

Can somebody help identify this plant? The berries look and taste very similar to the blueberries I'd buy in a store, though the skin was a bit thicker.

Thanks.

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martinkis

A close up picture.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 11:11AM
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esh_ga

Those are serviceberries (or Sarvisberry). A native small tree in the genus Amelanchier. Sometimes called Juneberry because they ripen in June. They are tasty, the birds like 'em; people used to make pies with them.

Good fall color too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2013 at 11:01PM
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martinkis

Thank you so much for your help.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 2:40PM
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farmerdill

In Georgia, I vote for Sparkle Berry Vaccinium arboreum .

Here is a link that might be useful: Sparkleberry

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 4:11PM
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