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Are these sloes?
Tue 20-Dec-11
3:07 pm
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Richard M
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Can you help identify these please, I think they are sloes but would like to be reasured.

 

Thanks Richard M

 

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Tue 20-Dec-11
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So they could be but a taste test would confirm if you are brave enough;: think a thousand lemons on your tongue!!big_laugh

(though my daughter loves them!!)

Tue 20-Dec-11
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The leaves look like Blackthorn so - yes Sloes.

I'll try that again!

Tue 20-Dec-11
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Yup they look like sloes to me, as TA said, blackthorn leaves, dusty blue berries, the bloom wipes off with your fingers.

Wed 21-Dec-11
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Yes they were a bit sharp to say the least, mind you I think the acidity gets less as the fruit gets riper, not that you would notice it's still very sharp.

It does make a very nice sloe and apple jelly just right for turkey (christmas is nearly here) or toast.

Wed 21-Dec-11
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Thanks for your help everyone

Wed 21-Dec-11
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Look like sloes to me also- I can see some of the spikes on the branches- blackthorn has them (hence the name) and its latin name Prunus Spinosa.

 

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Fri 23-Dec-11
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You've done well to find a tree with that many decent looking sloes on it - all the ones round here get stripped very early.

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