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Just wondering since these are all over the local roadsides if there is any use for them, they have bright red fruit.
I've heard one person mention making wine out of them but can they be used for anything else?

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Dad's made jelly and jams from them before. Other than that, I'm not really sure. We used to just eat them off the bush as kids. Dunno why- they aren't that nice by themselves!

I think they were planted as an attempt to make hedgerows, but it didn't take off too well...


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I've found a couple of good jelly recipes... I might give that a whirl :)

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It can't hurt! If you stuff it up it didn't cost you anything! Apparently haw jelly is a bit of an American delicacy.


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Interesting we havea couple of the farm, didn't realise you could make stuff with them.

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Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:46 pm
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Well as it turns out Em being the Chinese medical expert apparently haw flakes are a Chinese remedy to aid digestion so a jelly made from them that complements a good cheese after dinner would be a fantastic thing!!

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The Chinese ones are a different species, but same genus. They're a bit bigger than ours. May have similar properties, but I don't know.


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The hawthorns are everywhere this year so I think I might have a shot at making something this week :)

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