[NAFEX] Seeking Highbush Cranberry Knowledge

Kim Maser 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 .


Kim Maser
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
> experience?
> >
> >Jim Fruth
> Jim,
> 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.
> Claude,
> Quebec.
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