Tuesday, July 7, 2009

tayberries are here!


Perhaps you were like me and asking what the heck is a tayberry? We went raspberry picking on the weekend, and whilst picking noticed a sign for Tayberrries... turns out that they aren't mutant long raspberries (as I was calling them), but a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry... and they are soooo good! Noticing that no one else in the field seemed very interested, we went to town... realizing pretty quickly why not a lot of people like to pick them... argh.. can the bushes be any thornier? At times I had to make sure my red stained fingers were from the fruit and not from the constant slivers I was getting. Anyhoo, after an hour of stealthy ninja-like picking maneuvers we managed to get a big bucket of them... and it was sooo worth it! 

31 comments:

Kate8085 said...

Whatcha gonna make?
Those look delicious!!

Head Bitch in Charge said...

i love all the crazy berry hybrids you can find in the northwest. Oregon is the King when it comes to berry varieties. Can't wait to make pies and jams out of them all!

Vivi said...

I've never heard of tayberries, but I so want to try them now. Sounds like the thorns make them even better in the end!

Felix and Jayne said...

those look delicious! i'll have to keep an eye out for tayberries from now on!

Stacey said...

ooooh, I was wondering what those were when I saw the title to your post. They look delicious and so so fresh.

Grace said...

Those look so yummy! Lovely colors, too!

Audrey said...

I've never heard of a tayberry. They are thornier than raspberries? We always had a big raspberry patch in our garden. Hated picking them, not my favorite berry either.

courtney said...

tayberry jam! tayberry jam!

californiablue said...

These are beautiful! I have never heard of these either. Do you guys have ollalieberries up there? We do here, and they are fantastic in ANYTHING backed - here's my post on these scrumptious berries:

http://californiablue.tumblr.com/post/128803551/the-crumble-competition-so-i-have-been-in-search

Kristy's Custom Creations said...

Mmmmm, my mouth is watering! I bet they'll make a fantastic cobbler.

randi said...

tayberries, eh? i'd never heard of them but thought they were just some weirdo raspberries! oh now i must go find some too - they look yummy!

Christy J said...

Cool!

Love your work by the way:-) I really want one of those wood burned panels.

Robert W. Leonard said...

Oh man, NOW I'm hungry! :)

Those look delicious!

Southern Belle said...

those look yummy

Sara said...

Woah! Those look WONDERFUL!! I wonder if any farms around here grow them.

I kind like your name for them, though. "Mutant long raspberries."

One time on Gilmore Girls (good show) Jackson (the produce guy) created "rasquats." A cross between a kumquat and a raspberry. I have wanted to find someone who did that ever since I saw that episode. I LOVE hybrid fruit!

Gallery32 said...

I had never heard of a tayberry. Those look delicious!

Almost Precious said...

Your photos are pretty enough to eat, can imagine that the berries are divine...hmm divine...de berries on de vine are divine ! Sorry about that, couldn't resist...as Flip Wilson used to say; "Da Deble made be do it!" hee,hee. ;D Anna

Almost Precious said...

Oops...insert "me" for the "be" in "made be do it". =O

Purple Daisies said...

wow learned something new today, I had never heard of tayberries!

gretchenmist said...

ooh, they look amazing + yum!

Mary-Laure said...

Oh I wish I could taste these. Berries are the best part of the summer; or one of the best parts.

Almay Alday said...

I've never met a berry I didn't like, except one guy named Barry! Someone would have to drag me out of that patch, because I would have sat there and ate me way out!

Mallory said...

as a berry fanatic... i am so disappointed with myself for not knowing these existed!

Hypnotransformations said...

mmm! I have a big bush of blackberries right outside my office window. I have to get very stealthy to get them, lol.

BeesAndTrees said...

We might have some in our "yard" (overgrown woods by our driveway). We have these crazy bushes with traffic cone orange, gigantic thorns and raspberry looking berries.

I'm kind of afraid to pick them though because bright orange rarely appears in nature...

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

What the heck!? They look like raspberries on steroids!

amanda said...

so funny, because before i read the first words in the post, i thought what the heck is a tayberry. good info to know. although i think i might be scared to eat a tayberry, it does look mutantish. but since you say its delicious, i might sneak a bite if i ever find one.

LaAlicia said...

they're gorgeous and I'm sure just as yummy! are you making jam? pie? or eating 'em the way they are?

ARTISANNE said...

We get those over here!! Now I know what they are, ha! Very yummy :0)

Aik said...

I've never heard of tayberries, but they sure look delicious! Can it survive in Malaysia --- where the temperature is about 27 degree celsius? If yes, I'd like to plant them in my garden. Mmmm...

missknits said...

oh wow! i never heard of tayberries before either but they look so sweet! great pictures too!