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Bounty o' the Garden
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Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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(06-30-2020, 02:45 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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Very nice!
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(06-30-2020, 02:45 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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#4
Is that cherries?

My hubby has several cherry trees out back. We always have a time fighting the birds off before they can even get ripe to pick.
He's put wire over them, which they tore down, sat on the back porch and fired his BB gun at them, and all manner of things to try to keep them away, but they keep coming.

Any suggestions how to protect the bushes from the birds?
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#5
Not cherries, although we have a couple of cherry trees (not much fruit this year).

The currant berries are interesting.  They don't need much care other than occasional watering, and pests seem to leave the berries alone.  Birds don't eat them either, no idea why.

These berries are about the size of a pea.

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This is what the bush looks like (image: Wikimedia).

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(06-30-2020, 04:38 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Not cherries, although we have a couple of cherry trees (not much fruit this year).

The currant berries are interesting.  They don't need much care other than occasional watering, and pests seem to leave the berries alone.  Birds don't eat them either, no idea why.

These berries are about the size of a pea.

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That is a sign to humans, not to eat in my opinion.
Have you eaten the berries on Vanilla ice cream?
Did they have a bitter taste or no taste at all?
If a bird, deer, bear or sheeple didn't eat it, I won't. JMHO
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Hi @guohua ,

I think they're okay.  They are sold in markets and food stores in this area.  I read they are a good Vitamin C source.

Their taste is tart, but very mildly so.  Not bitter.

There is also a raspberry bush there, and other than ants, it doesn't attract pests. tinybighuh 

Apparently, red currant berries are used to make jam as well.

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(Yesterday, 08:21 AM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Hi @guohua ,

I think they're okay.  They are sold in markets and food stores in this area.  I read they are a good Vitamin C source.

Their taste is tart, but very mildly so.  Not bitter.

There is also a raspberry bush there, and other than ants, it doesn't attract pests. tinybighuh 

Apparently, red currant berries are used to make jam as well.

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That is good to know.
It is odd that the birds and insects don't eat it or suck the juice.

But as long as you're healthy and it taste good, that is a Winner!
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#10
They look so great. Bet they taste nice with ice cream.  I've got  a patio cherry tree.  Looking forward to this years Harvest. Although not a great lot on it  minusculebonker
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