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Worcesterberries Ripening 06.08

Xela

By Xela


Worcesterberries Ripening 06.08 (Ribes uva-crispa)

When the foliage was trimmed back a week ago all of the fruit was green, what a difference it has made :-)



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Are these like blackcurrants?

19 Jun, 2008

 

No, they are more like gooseberries, they look identical until the fruit begin to ripen when the Worcesterberry goes from green through shades of red to almost black. The Worcesterberry has a similar taste and texture to the gooseberry but is sweeter.

19 Jun, 2008

 

Iv never heard of these Xela are they a sweet Berry?

19 Jun, 2008

 

I wouldn't describe them as a sweet berry, like strawberry or raspberry, Jacque. They are more like a cross between currants and gooseberries.

20 Jun, 2008

amy
Amy
 

thats something new to me , interesting

22 Jun, 2008

 

Great! learn something new everyday!! I just about asked a totally stupid question...what the heck...I'll ask it any way...Are they used in the making of Worcestershire Sauce?

2 Jul, 2008

 

Lori, I hadn't made the connection,
but I shall look at the ingredients label on the bottle and let you know !

5 Jul, 2008



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