[NAFEX] Seeking Highbush Cranberry Knowledge
cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Mon Oct 27 13:29:32 EDT 2008
A 08:44 08.10.26 -0500, vous avez écrit :
> Some references call it Viburnum trilobum, others V. opulus. Some
stands of it have bitter fruit. Some are sweet(ish) and others smell like
dirty socks. Am I experiencing different varieties? Are the differences
environmental? Highbush Cranberry is becoming a popular landscape tree and
there are likely more folks who are asking the same questions. Others and
I are trying to make a palatable jelly with it. What has been your
Viburnum trilobum is very common in Quebec. It is commonly called here
"Pimbina", which is, I think, the way indians called it. It is known that
they used it for food, but I don't know how they cooked it and what they
did with it.
I have used it mixed with apples in juice - it gives some color and
astringency to the juice and can be interesting for cider.
Here in Quebec, it is quite badly affected by a pest that defoliates it by
end of summer. The plant survives OK, but it is not very atractive as a
landscape bush... I don't know if this issue can be easily solved.
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