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Re: Choke Cherry?
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2021, 09:33:24 PM »
I've never known anything to eat chock cherries.  ???
I have picked them things for years and never seen any evidence of another critter eating the berries. I can drive down the road and see the berries hanging of the bushes. I drive by the same ones and they are still there until they dry up and drop off.
I guess Maine critters don't have to eat sour berries. 
 I have picked them things as close as 10 minutes from my house and as far as an hour from my house.
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2021, 03:37:51 AM »
Ray, if you have coons and bears around and happen to step by some of their excrement, they are full of choke cherry seeds this time of year. Well for us it might be closer to September. ;D

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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2021, 09:40:01 AM »
   I'm thinking you can eat any cherry, some just taste a lot better than others. We have lots of wild Black cherry (Prunus serotina) around here and wild sweet cherries we call Black heart or red heart depending on color. The black cherries are smaller and get ripe much later and are readily eaten by wildlife but seldom by people but would make good jelly or jam if you wanted to go to the trouble.

   We never use pectin any more. We use ripe fruit and the recipes in our canning books call for 1/4 unripe fruit for the acid. We use lemon juice or orange juice instead. I like to leave as much of the skin and pulp in the mix as I can and with seeds this big I think you could cook, mash and separate the seeds in a colander and retain juice and pulp, add sugar and lemon juice and cook it down till it jelled as evidenced on a wooden spoon or spoon rest then pour it up and seal while hot and it seals and snaps the lid down when it cools. 

   I'm craving a hot biscuit just thinking about it.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2021, 10:44:03 PM »
Guess I must be a lost cause. I see those berries and think they would make a good wine.
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2021, 11:01:29 PM »
Guess I must be a lost cause. I see those berries and think they would make a good wine.
I'm with ya Lee.   Dem choke cherries do make some DanG good wine  :)  I made more than my share durin' my edjamakatin' years.  :D
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2021, 11:32:17 AM »
All choke cherries are one and the same species-Prunus virginiana-but there are geographical variants.  "Canada red cherry" a well-known landscape cultivar sporting reddish-purple summer foliage-is one such variety.  Said to have showed up in a N. Dakota nursery row.  Not at all sure where the original genetics come from.

All such cherries and other small-fruited trees and shrubs can be called by that most wonderful of New England phrases....pucker brush!
Far as I can tell, it's 6 of one, half a dozen of the other...

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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2021, 05:30:23 PM »
I took some video of picking enough to make jelly. Tough walking in that bramble with raspberries and wild clematis vines.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2021, 07:10:04 PM »
We do an alcohol that is very very good with choke cherry that is somewat like Porto with an almond flavor. To be really good it has to age 3 years otherwise the taste of the alcohol is too rough. Here is the receipe :
-125 ml of sugar
-250 ml of fruit with the kernel
-500 ml of alcool  40% ( could be vodka, rhum etc )
My father in law used to do some wine. It has a fairly high level of alcohol. Anyway, it was not a winner...more a type of wine for a teenager that just want to get drunk

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2021, 09:43:39 PM »
@curved-wood I was a teenager once  ;D
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2021, 09:47:14 PM »
No wine here. Im a jelly kind of guy since the great wine explosion of 1981. 
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2021, 10:14:49 AM »
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