Monday, September 14, 2009

Hawthorn Berries/ Macro Monday

Closeup of haws (hawthorn berries)

Haws look a lot like small crabapples, don't you think? They are ripe now and can be used to make delicious jelly.

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24 comments:

lisaschaos said...

I didn't know the berries could be eaten - how neat!

B SQUARED said...

Never had them before. I'll be on the look-out for them.

Jacob said...

Great colors! I've never heard of these, and was going to ask what they are used for, but you answered my question already.

jay said...

Our hedges are full of hawthorn berries, too. Aren't they lovely?

You did a great job with that photo. :)

PERBS said...

I have not heard of them before now. I am glad to learn something new.

George said...

I really like the macro of these haws.

maryt/theteach said...

Never tasted hawthorne jelly, EG! But I'll look for it in the stores... Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

toby said...

those are just beautiful - great shot!

amanda said...

I have heard of this type of berry but never seen them, they are very red are they not? cool closeup this week!

Rose said...

Very nice shot!

bettyl said...

Great shot! But I have never tried them.

Becky and Gary said...

Excellant shot, and I'd like to taste that jelly.
B.

Lorac said...

I had forgotten that the fruit can be made into jelly! Good macro!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hmmmm--never heard of these, EG. They looked a little like cherry tomatoes to me--but I knew they weren't. My mother used to make crabapple jelly. Yum!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

kaye said...

they are pretty, my mother in law has a bush in her back yard and the birds just love them.

Ann said...

I love the colours.

The Chinese make them into dried disc and kids are encouraged to eat them as an alternate to sweets and biscuits.

Unsweetened ones are used to treat a stomach ache.

I have never been to China. Your photo is the first one I have seen. I wonder if they have it in New Zealand.

Jama said...

Are these berries edible? good shot.

see you there! said...

Are you making pots of jam? I'd love to try some and didn't know the berries could be used that way.

Darla

Cezar and Léia said...

hummm I think I love this idea,looks delicious!
Léia

Craver Vii said...

I've never tried them. Now I'm curious to know what they taste like.

Valerie said...

Nice photo! Did you do any processing or is it soc?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Valerie,
I cropped them.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Vivid! These ripe haws promise a vigorous jelly. I love self-made jelly. Mmm, delicious.

Tom said...

I was out this week and some of our hedgerow hawthorns are full of berries, along with rosehips, blackberries and Elderberries... I have them all on show now on my Wiggers World Blog.

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