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    I do wash them but obviously some slipped through the net. Makes me feal a bit ill...
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    I grow loads of blackberries on my allotment and have eaten lots as I pick them and they have not had any worms. The ones I brought home and froze also showed no obvious signs of worms or maggots.

    But now you have me worried, have I eaten loads of worms and just not known? Or is this just a problem with wild berries?

    I love my fruit and 60% of my plot is fruit, but now I'm feeling a little sick.

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    lol, they burrow deep inside the fruit and you can't always see just by looking *

    feels smug, as she's never eaten a blackberry straight off the bush, so therefore has never eaten berry maggots, though have seen many

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    Sometimes these forums provide TMI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eco-Chic View Post
    Sometimes these forums provide TMI
    yeah but you'll never eat another berry straight from the bush will you

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlemark View Post
    I wonder what they're maggots of.....

    Mark
    no idea either and a google search for blackberry maggot didn't turn up anything useful either....... though one site did suggest that a bit of protein in your crumble is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynda66 View Post
    yeah but you'll never eat another berry straight from the bush will you
    Yep first reaction is disgust, but it just goes to show what you don't see don't hurt. Plus I could just have maggot free fruit, as even fruit not eaten until the next day, has not shown any signs of worms or maggots.

    Anyway they eat worse in Celebrity Jungle, kangaroo meat and 2 veg!

    So I've decided I shall carry on eating straight from the plant and just do my usual quality check, as I grow so much fruit I'm usually fussy on what I keep anyway.

    Helps to be dottie.

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