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Best Viburnum for Eating?  RSS feed

 
Nicole Alderman
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I was wondering which is the best (tastiest, easiest to harvest, higher fruit to seed ratio) of the viburnums. I'm looking at Oikos' website, since I'm planning on ordering paw paws from them, and I see quite a few varieties:

High Bush Cranberry (Viburnum opulu/trilobum): Does this actually taste like cranberries? Does it have a giant seed that makes it hard to process?

Nanny Berry (Viburnum lentago) and Manchurian Viburnum (Viburnum burjaecticum) and Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum edulis)are all said to taste like raisins/dates/prunes. Does anyone know which is the yummiest and/or which has the most flash per seed?

I don't pay for a plant, wait 4-6 years for it to bear fruit...and then find this giant bush has berries that aren't worth harvesting, and it's taking up valuable garden "real estate."

Thank you!

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