Wet and windy most of this week, so a smaller selection of what’s growing this week in the woods.
Saskatoons – Amelanchier alnifolia. These small trees produce blueberry-like fruit. We’re on the edge of their range here and, sadly, the fruit is usually blighted. Too bad, Elizabeth says Saskatoon Pie is delicious.
Pincherry – Prunus pensylvanica. Our tiny Boreal cherry makes a great jelly. The trees are about the same size as Saskatoons.
Blueberry – Vaccinium angustifolium. This is a lowbush variety of blueberry. Elizabeth says Europeans call something very similar Bilberry. These are really tasty, but the sneaky deer eat them just before they are ripe. And the bears love them!
Look! Here’s a nibbled flower where you can see a blueberry actually forming inside!
We’ll see if we can’t get more for next week!