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Q.Maggots in Blackberries

Zone 7-8-? | goatcheese added on September 13, 2011 | Answered

There are maggots in the blackberries. Are they still edible?

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Answered on September 17, 2011

If they are truly maggots, I would avoid eating them as they tend to be small and plentiful, which means they are hard to get rid of. If it is just a few caterpillars, soaking the berries in a bowl of water for a 1/2 hour or so will cause the caterpillars to rise to the top.

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