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What are these?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jessied1227, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a small, shrubby type tree right off the front deck that produces these little red berries. The chickens are absolutely nuts for them. The flowers under the tree are positively trampled. A couple of the girls are actually flying up into the tree to get the berries, because the lower ones within pecking and jumping distance are gone.
    In the spring, it blooms out with these tiny little flowers that smell so sweet.
    Any ideas? We got them everywhere on our acreage. Are they human edible?
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    Thanks-
    Jess
     
  2. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Strawberry Tree?
     
  4. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    looks kinda like some kinda wild cherry, from the picture.
    No idea though.
    Have you opened one up?
    Whats inside it?
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Could be cherry, I thought they looked fuzzy or lumpy, but that could be the photo.
     
  6. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    So hard to tell from the photo, could be crab apple...
    I just spent some time surfing the net and there are lots of things it could be, based on the photo.
    I'd love to see a pic of one of the berries cut in half.

    Added: If they are white and mushy inside with lots of seeds, I wouldnt eat them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2007
  7. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The berries are a rosy red, with little whiteish spots. There is one pit inside.

    I too, have spent hours online looking for what it might be. I was hoping someone had one and could tell me, lol. Our local nursery guy just shrugged and said he was unsure. Go figure.

    Thanks for looking!
    Jess
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I vote some type of sour cherry, because of the bark, leaves and fruit.
     
  9. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Could it be a Russian Olive?

    We used to have them all over the yard in NJ and the berries were major bird attracters.

    Dawn
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Do you have a nursery nearby? When we have a question about something, we take a branch to a local nursery and they tell us what they know about it.
     

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