Summer Wineberries 2

Wineberries. (Photo by Ava Chin)

Staten Island, NY. Love this summer fruit, which I just wrote about for the Urban Forager (“wineberries“). Tart, juicy, and thimble-shaped, wineberries taste like a blood orange infused with a shot of raspberry. Because the temps have been so ferocious this month, they seem to have peaked early, but if you hurry, you can still find them from the Bronx to Staten Island.

I recently spoke on-air about the fruit on WNYC’s “All Things Considered,” being broadcast next Friday (93.9 FM for all you New Yorkers). I’ll post a link when it goes up. Until then, here’s a pic of my impromptu lecture on the deliriously delectable fruit for a group of Public Schoolers last year.

Ava Chin lecturing on wineberries

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2 thoughts on “Summer Wineberries

  • Karen

    This is one of our favorite invasives to “control” by picking and eating! It makes super jam and great, deep red wine. I personally adore the glassy translucence of the berry. It is true that kids love tart foods, so always a winner with kids.


  • Ava Chin Post author

    Thanks, Karen. I’ve never been able to stop eating wineberries long enough to make anything from them–though friends have baked wonderful tarts. I look forward to trying a wineberry wine one of these days.

    Also, looking forward to checking out your blog.