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09/09/2013 at 19:57

 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?

09/09/2013 at 20:07

Yes, elderberries - 100% definite!

09/09/2013 at 20:08

look very like elderberries to me.

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

09/09/2013 at 20:40

Thanks both.

Now to see if I can reach them.

09/09/2013 at 20:56

Elderberry wine?

09/09/2013 at 21:02

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.

09/09/2013 at 21:41

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.

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