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 [buy] Blackthorn Thorns & Leaves
post Mar 9 2009, 01:28 PM
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Will pay reasonable price, this tree does not grow in my area.

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post Mar 10 2009, 09:05 AM
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lots of things don't grow where i live, but i have found that those who settled the place (german colonists) brought all sorts of goodies with them - check the local history books and sites for info on the original settlers in your srea, then look around the original settlements for stuff gone wild - also there are many versions (sub-species) that may grow in your area that have more or less the same or close properties

blackthorn alternatives:

what we in america call "hedge" is close, but is not fit for human consumption, also wild plum (blue)

sloe gin is made from the berries of the blackthorn - southern comfort does not count, as it doesn't contain sloe berries (blackthorn)

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