[NAFEX] Mountain Ash Jelly
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Feb 14 21:00:23 EST 2006
There are actually several Sorbus species used in England. The common
Mt. Ash grown here, Sorbus aucuparia, is very bitter and unpleasant.
Some of the other species, however, have very pleasant, sweet fruit.
Sorbus lanata, S. devoniensis,, S. domestica, to name a few, are all
edible. S. domestica has a fruit over 1 1/2 inches in diameter, but it
does have to be "bletted" like a medlar to be edible as it's very
astringent otherwise. Cooking destroys the astringency, though.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Feb 14, 2006, at 4:34 PM, kieran or donna wrote:
Bill wrote, "Rowan is the old name for Hawthorne."
Maybe in America, but not in England. They are very precise about this
of thing over there because they don't have all that many plants, and
of what they do have is everywhere. They never mixed things up. Rowan
mountain ash. It's funny now that I think of it, I heard of rowan wine
I lived there, but I don't think I ever heard of anyone doing anything
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