The Q&A Archives: Searching for Teaberry

Question: I grew up on top of a mountain outside of Hazleton, PA about 70 miles noth of this area (Hatfield and Warminster). We had lots of woods with teaberries growing wild. I have yet to find them to order. Do you have or know of a source to order plants?Can they be grown down here? (I would dig some up but do not have acess to them any longer). Thank you for any help. And you are right, my grandfather and family have been loyal customers for years! Piper Provost Hatfield, PA

Answer: I don't know the wild plant "teaberry", but I wonder if it's similar to the Thimbleberry. Thimbleberries produce raspberry-like fruit on 3-4 foot tall plants with maple-shaped leaves. The fruits are edible as well as the young shoots. They tend to grow wild in many parts of the Northeast. If this is the plant, contact the following nursery, Burnt Ridge Nursery 432 Burnt Ridge Rd. Onalaska, WA 98570 360-985-2873 If not, give me more of a description of the plant and fruit and maybe I can find it.

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