How To Prepare Russian Hawthorn Berries – Hawthorn harvesting is a new job for me this year. They’re sweet and mild if you buy them at the right time, and in previous years I’ve tasted them too early in the fall. This year, Washington hawthorns are sweet and mild in late October. But by that time the single-seeded hawthorns have already begun to rot, so next year I’ll be looking for them in mid-October.
I am indebted to Josh Fecteau’s recent hawthorn post, which prompted me to try hawthorn again. As Josh pointed out, there are many species of hawthorn, perhaps 50 in New England. And, in all of North America, there could be a thousand species, according to George Symonds (from his excellent book Tree Identification: A New Method for Realistic Tree Identification and Recognition.
How To Prepare Russian Hawthorn Berries
, my favorite tutorial for learning tree IDs). Fortunately, you don’t have to identify specific species. You just need to know it’s a hawthorn, because all hawthorns have edible berries. HOWEVER, like apple seeds, hawthorn seeds contain cyanide, and should not be eaten. Do not panic; Just spit out the seeds.
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Why bother with hawthorn? They are beautiful, interesting and delicious wild plankton with known health benefits. Some people use hawthorn berries to make hawthorn jelly, but I haven’t tried this yet. The fruit, leaves and flowers can be used to make tea. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see how I am making hawthorn extract.
I will describe two species here, to illustrate common features. That will help you recognize a hawthorn when you see a hawthorn, but I
If you are unsure that you have a hawthorn when foraging, please check with additional sources until you are sure, before eating the apple.
This variety grows as a small tree or large shrub, and bears clusters of white flowers in late spring. Berries turn red in September (here), but sweeter after that. By October 31, they are very sweet and may be a little over the top. Each berry has 3-5 seeds.
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The leaves are lobed and toothed, as you can see in my photo above. Many other species of hawthorn have similar leaves. The plant has numerous long spines, up to about 3 inches in length. With reasonable care, however, you can easily harvest the berries that tend to hang from the branches. This is even easier at the end of the season after many of the leaves have fallen and no longer obscure the thorns.
Also known as common hawthorn, this is a native European species that has escaped cultivation and naturalized in North America. It is sometimes considered an invasive plant, but I don’t find it often and when I do see it, it’s not much in an area. Perhaps it is invasive in other parts of the country, but it does not appear to be particularly aggressive here. Like the Washington hawthorn, the single-seeded hawthorn grows as a shrub or small tree, and bears clusters of white flowers in late spring. The oval red berries ripen slightly earlier (than Washington hawthorn) in the fall and contain a single seed (hence the name). The toothed leaves are more deeply lobed than the Washington hawthorn, but the spines are much smaller, only about 1/2 inch to an inch long.
Hawthorns are common in the woods here in Massachusetts, but those are skinny specimens and don’t bear good fruit. It’s too shady in the woods. To find full-fruited hawthorns, look in sunny places, such as fields and thick bushes, at the edges of grasslands, and along streams. They are often grown as ornamental, so if your friend has and doesn’t mind you picking some berries, you’ll have an easy feeding experience at your fingertips.
This is my first experience using hawthorn berries, and I am using them to make the extract, with the same process as you would use to make the vanilla extract. I hope to be able to use hawthorn extract as a flavoring in cooking and baking. I filled a clean canned jar with about 3/4 of the berries, covered the 80 vodka with alcohol, and put the lid on the jar. I’m not sure how long it will take to extract enough flavor from the berries, so I’ll check it daily. I know that other extracts, (such as vanilla extract) take weeks, so that’s what I expected here. . douglasii)
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Mayflower, or strawberry, is a group of several hundred species of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae,
Native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America. The name “hawthorn” was originally applied to species native to northern Europe, especially the common hawthorn C. monogyna, and this unmodified name is commonly used in Great Britain and Ireland. The name is now also applied to the tire gus and to the related Asian Rhaphiolepis.
The geographical symbol, Crataegus, is derived from the Greek word kratos “strgth” for its large grained wood and “sharpening” akis, which refers to the spines of some species.
The name haw, originally a classical term for hedge (from the Anglo-Saxon term haguthorn, “a stick with thorns”),
English Oneseed Hawthorn Crataegus Monogyna
Have small fruit and (usually) thorny branches. The most common bark is smooth gray in young trees, developing shallow longitudinal grooves with narrow ridges in older trees. Thorns are small spikes that grow from other branches or from the trunk, and are usually 1–3 cm (1 ⁄2 –1 in) long (recorded up to
). The leaves grow in a spiral arrangement on long shoots, and in clusters on apical shoots on branches or branches. The leaves of most species have lobed or serrated margins and are slightly variable in shape. The fruit, sometimes called a “berry”, is berry-like but structurally a berry containing one to five flares resembling the “stone” of plums, peaches, etc., which are fruits with the innermost seeds. a subfamily.
The number of species in the gus is based on taxonomic interpretation. Some botanists in the past recognized 1000 or more species,
Gus probably first appeared in Eoce, with possibly eastern North America and in Europe, at that time still closely linked by the North Atlantic Land Bridge. The earliest gus leaves are known from Eoce in North America, with the earliest leaves from Europe being from Oligoce.
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Hawthorns provide food and shelter for many species of birds and mammals, and the flowers are important to many nectar-eating insects. Hawthorn is also used as food by the larvae of a large number of Lepidoptera species, such as the small egg moth, E. lanestris. Wild boar is important to wildlife in winter, especially animals with pierced nails and earwax; These birds eat wild boar and scatter the seeds in their droppings.
The “haws” or fruit of the common hawthorn tree, C. monogyna, are edible. In the United Kingdom, they are sometimes used to make homemade jellies or liquors.
The leaves are edible, and if picked in spring while still young, can be used as a salad.
The young leaves and flower buds, which are also edible, are known as “bread and cheese” in the countryside.
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In the southern United States, the fruit of three native species are collectively known as mayhaws and processed into jellies that are considered a delicacy. The Kutai people of northwestern North America used red and black hawthorn berries for food.
On Manitoulin Island, Ontario, several species have red fruits called raspberries. During colonization, European settlers ate these fruits during the winter as the only remaining food supply. Those born on the island are now called “haweaters”.
In Mexico, the fruit of Crataegus mexicana is known as tejocotes and is eaten raw, cooked or as jam during the winter. They are stuffed in piñatas boxes during the traditional pre-Christmas celebration known as Las Posadas. They are also cooked with other fruits to prepare for a Christmas party. The mixture of tejocote powder, sugar, and paprika creates a popular Mexican candy called rielitos, produced by several brands.
The 4 cm long fruit of the species Crataegus pinnatifida (Chinese hawthorn) is bright red, resembling a small pineapple. They are used to make a variety of Chinese snacks, including bread crumbs and covered in sugar syrup and placed on a tanghulu stick. The fruit, called 山楂 shān zhā in Chinese, is also used to produce jams, jellies, juices, alcoholic beverages and other beverages; It can in turn be used in other dishes (for example, many old recipes for Cantonese sweet and sour sauce called shānzhā jam). In Korea, a type of alcohol called sansachun (산사춘) is made from the fruit.
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In Iran, the fruit of Crataegus (including Crataegus azarolus var. Aronia, among others) is called zâlzâlak and eaten raw as a snack, or made into a jam known by the same name.
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