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Sloes?

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:12 pm
by kaiakate
Hello everyone,

Please can someone confirm whether these are sloes?

Thanks!

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Re: Sloes?

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:02 am
by Green Aura
They could be large sloes or small damsons. Taste one - damsons are gorgeous! Sloes are more earthy and less sweet. Oh and sloes are like bullets, so if you can bite them easily they're probably damsons.

Either way they look fab - gin or jam?

Re: Sloes?

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:26 pm
by diggernotdreamer
I don't think these are sloes, sloes are usually quite round, these look more like some kind of wildy damson to me, as GA says, taste one, sloes are so bitter, they will dry your mouth

Re: Sloes?

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:16 pm
by kaiakate
Thanks both, I tried them and they're definitely damson! Very sweet and plummy. Gin... if there were more I'd try jam with them but they look pretty much over now on the trees I've found. Will try and hunt out some more :)