shaman at pennswoods.net
Wed Feb 25 20:33:54 EST 2004
I don't think that the berries are poisonous. I have made a very rich and
robust wine from them over many years. I still have a few bottles in the
cellar from a batch I made over 20 years ago. After consuming so many
gallons, I'd have passed on long ago if they were toxic. However the crushed
seeds are quite poisonous, if you eat quantities faster than your liver can
neutralize the cyanide.
----- Original Message -----
From: Doreen Howard <gardendiva at charter.net>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 2:11 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Chokecherries
> I just learned that I have a chokecherry among the trees on my new
> I did a quick Google search on them and found little information, other
> the berries are poisonous to humans. Yet, there were also listings for
> chokecherry jelly and wine for sale. Obviously, the berries aren't
> people so what is the story? Are chokecherries edible and are they good
> more than feeding the local wildlife?
> Doreen Howard
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