More Fruit Tree Blossoms
June 7, 2016 4:14pm CST
The apple blossoms I recently posted a photo of are definitely past their prime. The Chokecherry blossoms though are just reaching their peak. There are a lot of them growing in our neck of the woods mixed in with the Spotted Alders. They were a staple food for the native Mi'kmaq who used them in pemmican and other foods. They don't taste good straight up but make excellent jam. We are hoping to take advantage of the supply this year now that we know what they are. Apparently they make a nice wine as well. The mad scientist/redneck/wine connoisseur in me will have to see if he can brew some up.
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7 Jun 16
The flowers themselves are delicate and they aren't that noticeable if you stand off from the bushes. If you pay close attention though, they are here by the hundreds if not thousands. They don't last very long though. They are native to a great deal of North America. I've just never seen so many in one place though.