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Choke Cherry

Prunus virginiana


Prunus virginiana, commonly called bitter-berry,[3] chokecherry,[3] Virginia bird cherry[3] and western chokecherry[3] (also black chokecherry for P. virginiana var. demissa[3]), is a species of bird cherry (Prunus subgenus Padus) native to North America; the natural historic range of P. virginiana includes most of Canada (including Northwest Territories but excluding Yukon, Nunavut, and Labrador), most of the United States (including Alaska but excluding some states in the Southeast) and northern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, Baja California, Durango, Zacatecas, Coahuila and Nuevo León).[4][5][6]


I made the pumpkin spiced jelly topping by cooking it down for several hours in sugar. I winged it I had no idea what I was doing, it turned out pretty ok. It is very astringent.

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California, USA

Spotted on Mar 23, 2018
Submitted on Mar 23, 2018

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