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Fruit & Berries In My Neighbourhood

Where has the time gone? On my walks in my neighbourhood I am amazed at the variety of fruit and berries that grow here in Nova Scotia. There are wild one and cultivated ones.

This year the rain and sun combination was just perfect and everything is just so lush.

These rosehip are just so big and inviting. Growing up in Switzerland I used to love to have rosehip jam on my bread. I can't describe the taste. It is not very well knows in North America.
Bavarian Rosehip Jam (12 ounce) by igourmet.com

Next I came across an ornamental hedge and to my delight discovered that they were red currents. They are cousins to black currents. My parents had red and black current bushes in our garden and it was my chore to go pick them. Black currents are very strong tasting while red currents look like tiny bunches of red grapes and have a much milder taste.
Pioneer Valley Gourmet Red Currant Jelly

The wild blackberries are only just starting to be ready for picking. They are free and organic and ver…