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Name that Berry - Part III

 
William James
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Have another berry, a pod actually, but it does have some fruit-like stuff inside that may be useful.

This one grows on the property and I can get cuttings, seeds. Hoping this fruit isn't poisonous like the last one!

The branches have long (3-4 cm) thorns.

William

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Joe Skeletor
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Hawthorn. Flavor varies from tree to tree. Not poisonous
 
Craig Dobbelyu
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I have quite a lot of those small hawthorn trees growing around my field. I keep the ones that taste good, though I mostly feed them to the animals. The really bad ones I coppice and lay the branches in a fence line to direct deer traffic away from the gardens. Once the grasses fill in around the branches, you can't really see them so it looks like any other berm. The deer try to go over once in a while but it just too painful. They end up avoiding all of the ground that is berm or swale regardless as to if it's thorny or not. It messes with their minds. Good snake habitat too.
 
S Carreg
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hawthorn are great, they do vary a lot from tree to tree but we use them a lot - hawthorn berry ketchup, fruit leather, in hedgerow jelly. the early blossom and leaves are edible in salads too. and the blossom and berries are very useful medicinally, they are a cardiac tonic (berries) and vaso tonic (leaf and blossom)
 
William James
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Thanks!
I'll try to put it to good use next year.
W
 
Steve Flanagan
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S Carreg wrote:hawthorn are great, they do vary a lot from tree to tree but we use them a lot - hawthorn berry ketchup, fruit leather, in hedgerow jelly. the early blossom and leaves are edible in salads too. and the blossom and berries are very useful medicinally, they are a cardiac tonic (berries) and vaso tonic (leaf and blossom)


You have to PM me the Hawthorn Berry Ketchup recipe. Please.
 
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