Minnesota's Wild and Edible Fruits

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Pamphlet
Abstract: 

Wild fruits that are found in many areas of Minnesota can be made into food products such as jam, jelly, syrup and sauce. Provides information (including line drawings of leaves and fruits) to aid in the identification of wild blueberry, raspberry, currant, gooseberry, juneberry (Saskatoon), elderberry, plum, highbush cranberry, grape, chokecherry, sandcherry and pincherry. Lists each species' habitat, fruiting period and uses. For homemakers, cooks, home economics teachers and their students, people who have wild fruits on their properties and nature lovers.

Author: 
Leonard B. Hertz
Topic Areas: 
Home Economics
Horticulture
Botany
Forests
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Teachers
Citizen and Youth Groups
Grades 10-12
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

An companion piece, "Using Minnesota's Wild Fruits" (order item FS-1089-SEEK) tells how to can and freeze wild fruits, how to extract juice from them. Gives recipes for making jellies, jams and syrups from the hips of wild roses and from wild blackberries, chokecherries, pincherries, blueberries, highbush cranberries, grapes, pincherries, gooseberries, sandcherries, huckleberries and plums.

Pages/Length: 
2 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1993
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$ .50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6797). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FS-1133-SEEK