[NAFEX] elderberries and the dreaded green goo
qazingulaza at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 21:52:45 EDT 2011
A search on the net pulled up this. I'll try it next.
On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 7:50 PM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
> Compared to cherry trees on standard elderberries would be a breeze to
> net & then you could leave them until they are perfectly ripe, rather
> than trying to outwit the birds & pick the berries before the birds
> get them. The robins here have been harvesting them earlier & earlier
> over the last ten years, I'm thinking their survival mechanisms are a
> lot sharper than mine.
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Evan <kodama at riseup.net> wrote:
>> I have no idea about the goo, but boy the birds have really gone for the Elderberries this year. The wild patch I collected from last year is almost eaten bare. The few wild bushes on my property are bare. Another patch I found earlier in the year that I looked in on a few days ago: bare. I haven't seen the dark clusters on the roadside elders either, which leads me to suspect they've been eaten up too. I really hope I can scrounge enough this week to make medicine for the winter! Otherwise I don't know what I'll do come flu season.
>> Southern Appalachia, Zone 6, 2800'
>> On Aug 27, 2011, at 7:27 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>>> The birds got all my elderberries this year so I'm making elderberry
>>> wine on shares with berries from another local grower. However, he
>>> borrowed the county grape destemmer to destem the elderberries &
>>> because little bits of stem got into the mix I have an incredible
>>> amount of green goo in my primary that for the life of me I can't
>>> clean up. Citrus cleaner has no effect on it. Anyone have a product
>>> they use successfully to remove it?
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