[NAFEX] Salal berry
lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Oct 5 11:41:14 EDT 2005
Salal did not survive the winter here in the colder part of Zone 5 in
New York's Hudson Valley.
Lee Reich, PhD
Books by Lee Reich:
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
On Oct 5, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
> To my knowledge, Salal berry is Gaultheria Shallon which is
> native to
> Northern California and points North whereas Gaultheria Procumbens
> is the
> only Gaultheria spp. to thrive in zone 3. If you possess
> information to the
> contrary, I've sincerely love to learn it. We'd love to make Salal
> but would it grow in Minnesota? We grow 98% of the fruits in our
> jams/jellies and harvest the balance from the wilds locally. To
> date, we
> have 21 kinds of jams, jellies and butters (plus no-sugar
> varieties), that
> cannot be found at the grocery store, and more are being planned.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> You must be planning on using it for jelly or the like. The seeds in
> Gaylussacia are large enough to be objectionable, especially compared
> to blueberries. I grew some once and decided they weren't worth it
> anything that wasn't processed to remove the seeds. Salal was more
> interesting as a wild berry and had small seeds like a blueberry.
> -Lon J. Rombough
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