Thimbleberries bear a striking resemblance to raspberries, though comparably larger, rounder and softer, bearing many small seeds. Due to their delicate, soft flesh, berries do not pack well and are rarely cultivated commercially. Instead, exports largely comprise of Thimbleberry jams. In Native America, Thimbleberries are highly prized as a medicinal source. Though its raw fruits are edible, they are not always appetising.