[NAFEX] alum in odorous Autumn olive?
lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 6 21:18:20 EDT 2008
My Autumn Olive smells wonderful!! ...and the bees love it.
In fact a student of mine was wearing this perfume that smelled just like it. It was from the company Diesel.
Cant imagine a company named that would turn out a fragrance like that.
Now Zone 8a!! Atlanta, GA
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--- On Sat, 9/6/08, Hank Burchard <hank at burchard.org> wrote:
> From: Hank Burchard <hank at burchard.org>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] alum in odorous Autumn olive?
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Saturday, September 6, 2008, 5:29 PM
> Alan, I must live in a parallel universe, because my Autumn
> olives/Autumnberries have a very pleasant but fugitive
> fragrance that is
> underwhelming even downwind from a row of them in full
> bloom. And while
> the berries do indeed tend to be puckery unless dead ripe,
> statement that they have high levels of alum is news to me;
> I don't
> recall ever seeing alum mentioned in even very detailed
> analyses of the
> However, supposing your comment about Hidden Springs's
> cultivars is
> accurate, how does that make them unsuitable for juice or
> jelly? I've
> never made preserves from them because the fruit is too
> soft, but the
> juice and jelly are delicious. I make at least six and
> often more than a
> dozen cases of Autumnberry jelly every year, and generally
> by late
> spring I've been cleaned out by friends, family and the
> patrons of the
> bed & breakfast across the way. I'm still waiting
> for my first complaint.
> Hank Burchard
> Pecker Wood Farm
> 7b central Virginia
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 13:14:44 -0400
> > From: "Alan Haigh"
> <alandhaigh at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [NAFEX] autumn olive not fragrant?
> > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Message-ID:
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> > While I realize that plants perform differently
> depending on their
> > environment, if you have an autumn olive without a
> very heavy, and to most,
> > very pleasant fragrance you don't have an autumn
> olive plant or you don't
> > have a nose that functions normally or one of us lives
> in a separate
> > universe. I would bet it's the first.
> > I used to grow a couple Hidden Springs cultivars, and
> while the fruit was
> > much larger on both than the native seedlings around
> here, I found it
> > useless for juice or preserves because of the high
> level of alum. I keep a
> > few plants on the forest edge to serve my various
> pollinators who just love
> > the extremely fragrant flowers. It's a very
> enjoyable fragrance to me as
> > well.
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