Elderberry??

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 Near to where I live, where I pick my blackberries, there are these berries.  My question is are they elderberries? or something a bit more nefarious?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    Yes, elderberries - 100% definite!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    look very like elderberries to me.

    the leaves and stems of elder have a very pungent scent, nothing else remotely like it

  • Thanks both.

    Now to see if I can reach them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Elderberry wine?image

  • It depends how much I can forage.

    I have a load of blackberries to use, so may make some blackberry and elderberry jam.  But wine is an option.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,476

    Make sure you don't get any bits of the fruit stems in the wine/jam.  They are extremely bitter as they contain a lot of tannins.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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