Originally Posted by Emerald
We just found out this summer that several of the smaller trees that are in the yard and the back field have white berries! They tend to be much sweeter and it seems that the birds just don't like them as well as the dark black colored ones, so that might be my best bet for getting more.
We have a white raspberry bush in the back yard. The kids bought it for my wife for Mother's Day years ago. It's growing even faster than the wild black raspberries. We never picked the fruit because we didn't think it was ripe, it just went from green to pale yellow-pink and then dried up. The birds left it alone and went for the wild berries. I didn't realize the pink color meant they were ripe until I pulled one off while I was mowing one day and ate it. It's very sweet and doesn't really have much flavor, at least not as much as the black ones. I don't think it'd make a very flavorful wine, but with this surpuls of fermenters I might give it a try anyway.