[NAFEX] Garden Huckleberry
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Thu May 24 14:30:13 EDT 2007
At 10:28 PM 5/23/2007, Donna wrote:
> Beware of Garden huckleberry, yuck!!!
Amen to that!
I grew some (Solanum melanocarpa) one year - big, vigorous plants,
producing huge clusters of handsome blue-black berries.
But, despite leaching and baking soda treatment - as directed - and
lots of sugar, grape juice concentrate and lemon juice for flavor and
acidity, the jam and pies I made with them always had this lingering
metallic aftertaste that was just....unsettling. Made me think that
perhaps I'd not managed to remove all the toxic alkaloids.
>We grew some of the usual kind as
>well as some sweet ones from Tim Peters. The blister beetles really sent
>for the sweet ones, I guess they know a good thing, and left the bitter ones
>alone. Even cooked, the garden huckleberries had a nauseating bitterness.
>The sweet ones were actually quite good, but it was a constant struggle to
>keep the blister beetles from scarfing the plants up entirely. Donna
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