[NAFEX] Salal berry

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Oct 5 11:41:14 EDT 2005

Salal did not survive the winter here in the colder part of Zone 5 in  
New York's Hudson Valley.

Lee Reich, PhD

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Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
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On Oct 5, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

> Lon,
>    To my knowledge, Salal berry is Gaultheria Shallon which is  
> native to
> Northern California and points North whereas Gaultheria Procumbens  
> is the
> only Gaultheria spp. to thrive in zone 3.  If you possess  
> information to the
> contrary, I've sincerely love to learn it.  We'd love to make Salal  
> jelly
> but would it grow in Minnesota?  We grow 98% of the fruits in our
> jams/jellies and harvest the balance from the wilds locally.  To  
> date, we
> have 21 kinds of jams, jellies and butters (plus no-sugar  
> varieties), that
> cannot be found at the grocery store, and more are being planned.
> -- 
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN
> www.bberryfarm.com
> You must be planning on using it for jelly or the like.  The seeds in
> Gaylussacia are large enough to be objectionable, especially compared
> to blueberries.  I grew some once and decided they weren't worth it  
> for
> anything that wasn't processed to remove the seeds.  Salal was more
> interesting as a wild berry and had small seeds like a blueberry.
> -Lon J. Rombough
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