Arbutus unedo is also sometimes called tree strawberry or bush strawberry. I live in the Pacific Northwest. They can also be found in Ireland and the Mediterranean. The are yellow inside. You can eat them fresh, make jams and spreads, and if the get a bit overripe, you can make the best best best "apple butter" style spiced spread from them using the same spices and cooking down that you would to make apple butter.
I used to grow wintergreen, but not anymore alas, they never made many berries, but i had some.
ah, cool I've never seen those. I love goose berries, currants, josta berries, and all their ilk, and have a number of varieties planted along the front of my house. Thank goodness none of mine have spines on the berries!
I take my daughter foraging all the time, there is so much abundance here, nuts, mushrooms, berries, fruits, greens...foraging is a passion of mine, as is trying exotic fruits when i travel or can get my hands on imported ones.