Taming Wild Apples and Wild Berries

With proper care, you reap the bounty of wild apples and wild berries you've moved into your yard or garden.



068 wild apples and wild berries2 - crab apple sappling
Wild apples may be neglected orchard cultivars or descendants of domestic crab-apple stock, such as this winter-dormant sapling
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068 wild apples and wild berries - tamed blackberries
"Tamed" blackberries make for easy backyard pickings.
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068 wild apples and wild berries2 - wild strawberries
Intensely flavored "field" strawberries can be readily transplanted. 
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068 wild apples and wild berries - wild raspberries
Wild raspberries are so delicious that foragers will be tempted to transplant entire canes in hopes of a greater fruit yield. The plant, however, requires judicious pruning.
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