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Kanzan Cherry Tree - Edible flowers or fruit?

 
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Hello! I just bought a semi-urban house with a quarter acre lot on MA. There is a Kanzan cherry tree in my yard - I really like it, but I'm wondering if I can eat the flowers. Based on googling, I know I may or may not get fruit, and if I do, it will probably be very sour, but I haven't found anything about the flowers. I have a boatload of forsythia that I made jelly out of, and would like to try on these blossoms while they're here.  Thanks in advance.
 
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Hi! Just an update since I'm sure people are on the edge of their seats wondering the answer to my question

I did try the petals. They were very bitter, which according to my internet research means they are not edible or good for eating. I may try to infuse some vinegar this year if I have extra kombucha vinegar,  but since the flowers don't smell and taste bitter it will probably be a lost cause.
 
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As far as I know, the Kwanzan flowering cherry is not edible. I did find a source that indicates they're poisonous to dogs, courtesy of the bitter cyanates they contain. Here's the link if you're interested: https://dogcare.dailypuppy.com/japanese-cherry-blossoms-poisonous-dogs-6042.html

However, here's another article focused on the blossom consumption that indicates they're used in teas in Japan and the toxins are in the bark and leaves: https://ask.extension.org/questions/388219

And an article about how the blossoms and leaves are used in confectionary in Japan: https://justhungry.com/eating-sakura-cherry-blossoms-and-leaves-article-japan-times

I do wonder if different species, hybrids, and cultivars have different levels of the cyanic glycosides (precursors to cyanide) and thus differing toxicity levels. If it were me I'd do a deeper dive into the existing articles and information before eating either blossoms or leaves.
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