This year, for the first time, I noticed some berries growing along my fence line. It looks an awful lot like my Navajo blackberry plant. It's actually growing behind the Navajo Blackberry, but I know it's not a runner because the "mystery" plant has thorns, whereas the Navajo is thornless. Since I know next to nothing about wild edibles, I'm wondering if maybe some of the knowledgeable garden bloggers out there might know. Do you think it's a wild blackberry plant? It looks like the same type of leaves of the Navajo plant, except it has little thorns on the stems. And here are the berries that are forming. They definitely look like a blackberry or raspberry of some sort.
Steve "Wildman" Brill in Central Park this past Saturday. In the tour, he teaches you about edible plants, and he covers berries in his tour. I was hoping to show him a picture of my wild berry plant and ask for his advice. But since it rained on Saturday, the tour was canceled, and so I won't be able to ask him until I book another tour with him. But maybe one of you know. What do you think based on these photos? Is it safe to eat?