I have taken some pictures of the cloudberry plant in different stages of flowering and the final product as a tasteful berry (as you can see in the photo above).
The cloudberry plant (Rubus chamaemorus), or bakeapple as it is called some places, is slow growing sub-arctic specie that is a very important berry here in northern Norway. Cloudberries are mainly used as jam, with whipped cream, in cakes and some even make alcoholic drinks out of the berries.
When the berries are ripe there is a lot of competition among people to get a good harvest. There have even been reports of fighting 😉 Thus the price on cloudberries can be as high as 18-20$/kg.
The following pictures are of the cloudberry plant in different stages of flowering.
Notice the moth sitting on a leaf in this last picture.
Have anyone tasted cloudberries? It is not my favorite berry, but it is very nice with whipped cream and tons of sugar.
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Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Focal Length: 35 mm
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway