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#51 Jingleflea

Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

I bought mulberries a few weeks ago at Coles and gave one to my 1 yr old. OMG she looked like I'd beaten her up! I had to explain to everyone it was mulberry juice, not bruising on her face.
Never again in public!

#52 MotherClucker

Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

Just double checking but... there are no huckleberries in Australia are there? I spose you would need a forest for them hehe.

#53 Datrys

Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

What I miss are Cape Gooseberries.  My parents used to grow them, but then they moved, and I haven't eaten one since...never seen them for sale here.  

Anyone know if they're available at all?

#54 *LucyE*

Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

I've seen gooseberries at our local green grocer occassionally but they tasted awful.  I remember Mum used to have a bush when I was growing up.

I've seen the plants for sale at good nurseries as well as online at places like Diggers.

#55 mummymore

Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 21/11/2011, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have blueberry bushes that are fruiting right now.  The fruit straight off the bush tastes so amazing compared to the soapy flavourless blue things in shops.

Me to.  I am in Sydney on the north shore.  They are spectacular when home grown.

#56 Curly Wurly

Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

In Sweden I use to sit myself in the forest and devour blueberries. Raspberries straight from the canes grown naturally in the forest are DIVINE over there.  Yum, yum.

I love the IKEA blueberry jam. On a fresh scone with cream  or a teaspoon mixed in natural yoghurt. Blueberry cordial also from IKEA - might just have to make a trip that I am thinking of it.

#57 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 21/11/2011, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Slightly off topic - but where my Mum comes from they are called 'Wurtleberries' - isn't that a fabulous name!

Mmmmmm...... wurtleberries.

Isn't it actually 'whortleberry' ? Blueberry are the same genus, but a different section (so very similar, but not the same plant).

My parents just put a mulberry tree in. What are they like? All I know about mulberry trees, is that you go round them early in the morning.

Fresh mulberries are delicious! I love the big fat black ones (can't remember name), not a fan of the weeping ones.
If you are on a bird flight path (cockatoos or parrots) be warned that they will decimate your tree ever time it fruits sad.gif

I quite like Midyim berries. Lovely aniseed flavour.

Anyway, I noticed that at the shops today, Bluberries prices have dropped to $3.10 a punnet.

All store bought berries are pretty tasteless compared to fresh ones. This is all to do with them not being sun ripened - as the sun develops the sweetness and flavours.

What I miss are Cape Gooseberries.

I have 2 in my garden and 2 at my mums house. LOVE them!
I have actually seen them for sale occasionally at Bunnings. I got mine from my uncle. My mums just appeared by themselves.

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