When picking Goumi berries, look for translucent red fruit. Patience is key here as the berry plumps up just before harvest for a juicy, slightly tart berry likened to a pie cherry or black current.
Also ripe in the garden is the Haskap berry (also known as 'Blue Honeysuckle', or 'Honeyberry'). I have yet to try this berry, but according to Haskap Canada, this fruit boasts a "sweet tangy zing flavour that most people say is a cross between blueberry, raspberry and black current". This fruit is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fibre and potassium. When picking this berry, look for a dark blue hue.
It's so wonderful to have these plant producing. Next time you're enjoying Porter Park, look for ripe Goumi and Haskap berries and have a taste!