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Chokecherries uses and recipe

 
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My man commented the yesterday on how many chokecherries we had growing about our on back yard section of home while we were putting cement around the post for our chicken coops caged area which set a bee in my bonnet to research online what could be done with them. I came across this very interesting article with many recipes and suggestions on how to use them that I am sure that others will be just as tickled pink as I was about the article considering that the yard is blessed with so many of the trees almost ripe for the picking.



https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/chokecherry-recipes-zmaz81jazraw

And ofc, I would love to hear what other uses and recipes that fellow permies would like to share on this abundant little cherry.😉 😃
 
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Interesting, Christine, I have not come across choke cherries before, but presumably should have some growing wild on my property - I will keep an eye out to find them!
 
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Chokecherries are one of my most available wild berries and they're very fast to pick compared to other berries.  My main use is for wine or jelly.
 
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I have been nibbling on them for the past few weeks now but almost overnight they are now almost all gone! I think some birds discovered them and ravaged them... a caution not to wait too long to harvest them.
 
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