Chupracabra berries :) Pics added

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, May 23, 2010.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That's what we call them anyway. lol About 2 years ago we planted some Cornelian cherry plants. they are a type of dogwood and do well here in eastern, NC

    http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=280

    Last year we didn't keep a close enough eye on them and the birds got most of them. This year we beat the birds! The dark berries are wild blue berries

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    Chupracabra berry waffles this morning! Come on over

    Steve
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Post what they taste like. I've heard of them, but have never had the pleasure of tasting.

    Imp- Don't think I have enough room in the yard for one
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    They are juicer than a cherry and have a tart semi cherry taste. They would make a great jelly, jam or syrup. Our bushes are only about 2 feet tall this year.

    Steve
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    What a pretty berry! Never heard of them. Do they have a pit or seeds?
     
  5. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I guess it would be a pit, but there is a seed inside that. I'm going to try and plant some more.

    Steve
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well steve... if they do well from seed or cuttings I may be calling on you for something I try here in the yard. They look lovely. Do you have a picture of the bush too?
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I'll get some this weekend and post

    Steve
     
  8. pongoid

    pongoid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird name? Any idea the etymology? Chupacabra is a mythical goat sucking monster from Mexico but I don't know what that has to do with Berries.
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    The chupracabra was a joke. They are Cornelian cherry plants. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Here are the pics of the plants

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    Steve
     

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