[NAFEX] Seeking Highbush Cranberry Knowledge
prairiegrapes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 16:59:44 EDT 2008
Hi Jim; It makes quite a nice jelly here in the Canadian Prairies It grows
wild here in our area and was utilized by many pioneers for a source for
jellies and wine.
These websites might help you out .
Canadian Sources (NAFEX)
On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Claude Jolicoeur <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>wrote:
> 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
> >Jim Fruth
> 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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