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GF and I saw this berry along the river as we walked home ..anyone know what it is? Looks so much like a blue berrie or huckleberry to me.



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Is it a Damson?

18 Sep, 2010

 

Sloe also known as Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).

18 Sep, 2010

 

Locally naturalised in the USA.

18 Sep, 2010

 

These are the size of a plump blueberry...are you thinking of plums?

18 Sep, 2010

 

These are in North Wales..

18 Sep, 2010

 

Yes Fractal...I have to agree...it sure looks like the sloe you are talking about...I found it in search....thank you for your help and you too..Grandmage

18 Sep, 2010

 

Aha! I was fooled by the USA flag (Washington State) in your profile. You didn't mention that you were over here :-)

18 Sep, 2010

 

yep.. here :o)

18 Sep, 2010

 

When you get back to the US and perhaps know where a sloe bush is, pick the sloes, wash them, prick them with a large needle, pop into a jar with same amount of sugar, top up with gin and you will have Sloe Gin for Christmas. Yummy! And VERY potent!

19 Sep, 2010

 

I also thought you were in USA, of course its a sloe, we always made sloe gin for christmas years ago!!!!!

19 Sep, 2010

 

lol...I have changed my flag so you will know where I am for now...! :o)

19 Sep, 2010

 

Thanks all! :o)

19 Sep, 2010

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