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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote These are berries from a Desert Hackberry bush (Celtis pallida), one of many that I come across on my walks. The berries are small, orange and semi-sweet containing a few usually stomachable seeds within. An easy fruit to identify and collect if in need of food in the wild. Desert hackberry is an extremely drought tolerant, spiny, sprawling shrub native to South Texas and the Chihuahuan desert. Its stout thorns, dense branches, and sweet, edible, small orange berries in the fall make it extremely valuable for wildlife food and cover. It is also useful for erosion control, and because of its dense habit it could be useful as a screen, background or informal hedge. The small, inch-long, oval leaves are evergreen to 20 degrees F, and its smooth, gray branches grow in a zigzag pattern. Desert hackberry grows best in full sun and can tolerate varied soils, as long as they are well-drained. Cactus wrens, green jays, coyotes, jackrabbits and many other birds and mammals love the tasty fruit, and white-tailed deer browse the stems and foliage. It is a host to butterfly larvae and is good honey plant as well. Video Rating: / 5

7 Comments

  • Runs with a Fox 2 months ago

    Do you hold survival courses?

  • xGerbil 2 months ago

    Just found some of these on a trail in Tucson, AZ. They are soooooo good.

  • dusty johnson 2 months ago

    dang. I was camping in Texas and was surrounded by those. since I don't eat what I don't know I missed out. the grackels sure liked them. next time…

  • Mo Pieces 2 months ago

    Lol, when I first saw the pic at the very beginning I thought you were going to have tomatoes until I saw how small they were.

  • gabriel 2 months ago

    well now i know what there called in English.

  • DaOriginalMurdah 2 months ago

    can you sell some seeds and send them to me? via paypal

  • dylan caldwell 2 months ago

    do these grow in oklahoma?

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