11 Berries That Look Like Blueberries

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These Berries that Look Like Blueberries resemble the real one so much that you might get confused which one’s which!

Berries that Look Like Blueberries might appear as the juicy ones we are used to, but they can be a lot different. Here’s how to spot them out!

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Berries That Look Like Blueberries

1. Huckleberries

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Botanical Name:  Vaccinium membranaceum

While huckleberries and blueberries look the same, they are distinct in taste and growth habits. If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious berry, either one is a great choice!

2. Saskatoon Berries

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Botanical Name: Amelanchier alnifolia

For a burst of antioxidants, give Saskatoon berries a try! They share several characteristics with blueberries or can be used as a substitute!

3. Deerberries

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Botanical Name: Vaccinium stamineum

If you like sweet and tart flavors, blueberries might be your go-to, or if intense tartness with hints of earthiness attracts you, then deerberries are worth a try!

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4. Serviceberries

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Botanical Name: Amelanchier arborea

Serviceberries, also known as Juneberries, share quite a few similarities with blueberries, making them substitutes for one another in the culinary world!

5. Elderberries

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Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra

Both berries are small, round, and dark-colored, but be cautious with elderberries as you can’t have them raw due to toxicity.

Note: Cook elderberries thoroughly before consuming.

6. Bilberries

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Botanical Name: Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberries in some regions are also known as whortleberries – they share many qualities with blueberries and you might get confused between the two – be it taste or looks!

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7. Crowberries

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Botanical Name: Empetrum nigrum

Blueberries stand out for their sweetness and soft flesh. However, if you enjoy intense tartness with a gritty texture – choose crowberries!

8. Acai Berries

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Botanical Name: Euterpe oleracea

Acai berries and blueberries look like each other but are different in terms of taste, texture, and culinary uses – pick the one you like! No debates!


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These berries are a tad bit darker than the blueberries.

9. Nightshade Berries

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Botanical Name: Solanum nigrum

When black nightshade berries are fully ripe, they share similarities to blueberries. However, they are poisonous and can cause serious illness or even death if ingested.

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10. Pokeberries

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Botanical Name: Phytolacca americana

They are not similar, but their appearance can deceive you. So be aware that Pokeberries are poisonous and should never be consumed!

11. Virginia Creeper Berries

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Botanical Name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia

You should not consider Virginia Creeper berries, but they do look a lot like blueberries! They should not be eaten, even touching them causes rash and redness.

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