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Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) has been explored as possible candidate for hybridizing with raspberries. it has also been used as an indicator for viruses like raspberry yellow spot and wineberry latent virus, among numerous other plant viruses.

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The nut of Wild Mangosteen or "Kokum" can be processed for its oil to make butter. Some chocolate manufacturers use this butter instead of traditional cocoa butter to harden chocolate from melting too easily.

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Caper white butterflies thrive on Wild Orange. Cutting open the fruit, one usually finds it is host to caterpillars and a rotten smell, which may discourage the bravest fruit eater from sampling it.

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Wild Grapes are smaller than commercially grown ones and are considered a weed to farmers, killing the trees they vine on. Like they're relatives the berries can be used as a dye. The leaves can also be used in yellow dye. This photo represents the California variety.

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Originating from Mexico and Central America, White Sapote was introduced to the U.S. in the early 1800's. Those who live in Southern California can pick it up at their local farmer's markets.

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In Germany folklore, Mulberry is often considered evil. Some legends say the Devil used the root of the tree to polish his boots. Pictured here is the White Mulberry, an invasive species in some parts of the U.S.

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Winter Aspen has a sweet citrus taste despite its resemblance to a berry, and considered less sour than its cousin, the Lemon Aspen.

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Wax gourds have been deeply rooted in the traditions and medicine of Asia for thousands of years. It is used in candy and even soft drinks. Here is a link for more about strange Wax Gourd beverage.

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Watermelon has been regarded as a staple of summertime for years. But this fruit can also be used as a canvas for artists! This guy's knife has to be seriously sharp to achieve this.

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Beware of the Water Apple…it's sure to run through you like WATER due to its diarrhetic properties! =)

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