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Your first 8 wild fruits and nuts

With so fruit and nut species it can be difficult to know where to start. Do you have to learn to identify all of these before you can go foraging? The simple answer is no - of course not.

The approach we'd suggest is to concentrate on just a few of the more common and most easily identified species first. Treat everything else as suspicious for now. Once you'd had a bit of experience collecting these and you're confident in their identification then start to expand the list of what you're searching for.

Here are our suggestions for a list fruits and nuts for which those new to foraging should hunt. These are all good edible species that are common in most areas and not easy to confuse with anything poisonous.

  1. Blackberry
  2. Raspberry
  3. Elder Berry
  4. Hazel Nuts
  5. Sweet Chestnuts
  6. Blackthorn / Sloe
  7. Bilberry
  8. Beech Mast