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Can anyone give me some information about how they have used hackberry fruit? I have seen it grow as far north as Syracuse, NY and have eaten it and it is not bad (not much per fruit). Has anyone experimented with processing methods or efficiencies?
 
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Yeah, they do taste good, but as you say, not much there, seems more like survival food, I leave it for the birds since its larger for them.
There is a species out there that is bigger fruitED:
hackberries
 
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According to Gias Garden the Hackberry can be grown in guild with black walnut which allows (through some magic) other trees and shrubs to be grown as well, without being killed by the juglone. They are a delicious berry and if gathered in quantity, can be stewed and put through a mill to extract the massive seed. The resulting pulp can be dehydrated into a yummy leather or just eaten with a spoon. There are supposed to be some that have a softer seed that can be chewed up but I have never run across one. All seem like toothbreakers to me. I may try one of those bigger berried ones from Oikos - very interesting. They have so many fun plants to try.
 
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Evan McDivitt wrote:Can anyone give me some information about how they have used hackberry fruit? I have seen it grow as far north as Syracuse, NY and have eaten it and it is not bad (not much per fruit). Has anyone experimented with processing methods or efficiencies?



You know sugarberry and hackberry are two very closely related species of trees in the Elm Family (Ulmaceae) that were used as a food, medicine, fiber, and dye
 
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I think they classify it under hemp family now, not elm.
 
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I read somewhere that you can grind seed and pulp, form it into bars and then bake it. The seeds are suppose to be high in protein and fat. You will have an energy bar of sorts.
 
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