[NAFEX] Hypothesis needed
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Tue Dec 30 12:50:52 EST 2008
Is there any chance it's genetic?
...... Original Message .......
On Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:26:48 -0600 "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at tds.net> wrote:
> I need everyone's best guess as to what might cause bitterness in
>(and, possibly how to correct the problem): I harvest Highbush
>(Viburnum trilobum) from six places.
>1. Swampy area between a lake and high ground. These are understory
>perhaps as many as 100 of them, getting filtered sunlight and peeks of
>direct sun. Their roots are constantly in saturated ground. These
>have a musky taste, are otherwise pleasant and make excellent jelly.
>2. Two bushes at the edge of a lake with surface water 2 to 3' down.
>Berries taste great and make excellent jelly.
>3. Two bushes in front of an office building near a creek with surface
>about 7' down. Berries taste great and make good jelly.
>4. Large bush in my neighbor's front yard. Water table unknown. Berries
>taste great and make good jelly.
>5. Bitter berries from a small thicket in the woods with water table
>unknown. Jelly is bitter.
>6. Bitter berries from my orchard. Bushes obtained from two nurseries,
>in Minnesota and the other from North Dakota. Planted 2' above hardpan
>where water pools after a rain plus receives some irrigation water. Jelly
>Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
>For jams, jellies & syrups:
>(218)831-7018 [My Cell]
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